Tony Massarotti

WBZFM_Bio_Tony_MassarottiSportscaster Tony Massarotti hosts a show on 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston. He is the co-host of “Felger and Mazz” on 98.5 The Sports Hub and can be heard from 2-6 pm ET. Massarotti is a lifelong Bostonian who has been covering sports in Boston for the last two decades.

Massarotti worked for the Boston Herald from 1989-2008 and has written for the Boston Globe and

Massarotti has been twice voted by his peers as the Massachusetts Sportswriter of the Year (2000, 2008) and has authored three books, including the New York Times best-selling memoirs of David Ortiz, entitled Big Papi.

A graduate of Waltham High School and Tufts University, he lives in the Boston area with his wife, Natalie, and their two sons. Email Tony at


A detailed view of the pick is in for the #2 overall pick by the Philadelphia Eagles during the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on April 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.

Massarotti: Fans Are Ruining Sports

Sports evokes strong feelings, but some fans — those who attend the NFL Draft or call the USGA with tiny rule violations — go too far.


Aaron Hernandez sits in the courtroom of the Attleboro District Court during his hearing on August 22, 2013 in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge for the death of Odin Lloyd.

Massarotti: The End For Aaron Hernandez

Aaron Hernandez, former Patriots tight end who was serving a life sentence for murder, probably couldn’t live with himself anymore.


LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers waits during a 125-120 win over the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on March 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Massarotti: NBA Eastern Conference Belongs To LeBron, Cavs

LeBron James and the Cavaliers’ blowout of the Celtics last night should put to rest any talk of their vulnerability in the East.


Derek Carr #4 of the Oakland Raiders looks to pass against the Denver Broncos at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on November 6, 2016 in Oakland, California.

Massarotti: Raiders Spurn Oakland For Las Vegas

Las Vegas Raiders always has had a nice ring to it, and the team and city seem to mesh perfectly, even two years ahead of the move.


LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrates with his sons LeBron Jr. and Bryce after defeating the Golden State Warriors 93-89 in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 19, 2016 in Oakland, California.

Massarotti: LeBron And LaVar On Fame And Fatherhood

LeBron James’s kids will inevitably be compared to their father, regardless of the silly spectacle that is LaVar Ball.


Quarterback Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys attempts a pass against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second quarter of a game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 1, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Massarotti: Just Cut Tony Loose, Jerry

The Cowboys are learning that Tony Romo has minimal trade value, though he could really help the Broncos or Texans challenge in the AFC.


Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder on the court during the second half of the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on March 3, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Thunder 118-111.

Massarotti: The NBA Stat Explosion

Does the NBA’s statistical explosion this season signal a golden age of talent, or is it merely an aberration?


Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors rests during the second half of a NBA game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Chesapeake Energy Arena on February 11, 2017 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Massarotti: Do The Warriors Really Need Durant?

After a record season, the Warriors signed Durant, the best free agent. Will his injury, however bad, change this season’s storylines?


Commissioner of Major League Baseball Rob Manfred looks on during game two of the American League Division Series between the Texas Rangers and the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on October 9, 2015 in Toronto, Canada.

Massarotti: Baseball Must Adapt To The World

The world gets faster every day, and baseball must change to meet the needs of fans or risk being left behind.


The UConn bench including Tierney Lawlor, Kyla Irwin and starters Katie Lou Samuelson #33 and Napheesa Collier #24 erupts as they celebrate a basket during the teams one hundredth win as former player Maya Moore, celebrates in the background during the UConn Huskies Vs South Carolina Gamecocks NCAA Women's Basketball game at Gampel Pavilion, on February 13th, 2017 in Storrs, Connecticut.

Massarotti: UConn Women’s Basketball Winning Streak Doesn’t Count

The UConn women’s basketball team won their 100th game in a row, but their monopoly on talent delegitimizes the streak.



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