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 Boston.com.

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 tony.massarotti@cbsradio.com.

 

Shohei Ohtani #16 of Japan celebrates after hitting a solo homer in the fifth inning during the international friendly match between Japan and Netherlands at the Tokyo Dome on November 12, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan.

Massarotti: Shohei Otani And The Risk Of A Two-Way Player

Shohei Otani, recently of Nippon Ham Fighters in Japan’s Pacific League, could be a two-way player, if an MLB team will let him.

11/15/2017

LaVar Ball attends week eight of the BIG3 three on three basketball league at Staples Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Massarotti: LaVar Ball Suddenly Man Of Few Words

LaVar Ball, who forever talks about his sons Lonzo, LiAngelo and LaMelo, is noticeably quiet after LiAngelo’s shoplifting arrest in China.

11/08/2017

Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots talks with Jimmy Garoppolo #10 before a game against the Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium on September 24, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

Massarotti: Patriots Leave Future To Chance

Trading Jimmy Garoppolo, Bill Belichick gambles that Tom Brady can stay healthy, a risky bet on a 40-year-old quarterback.

11/01/2017

Adrian Gonzalez #23 of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks on after striking out during the fourth inning of a game against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium on September 26, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Massarotti: Adrian Gonzalez Not At Dodger Stadium For World Series

Injured Dodger Adrian Gonzalez, seen as a team guy and clubhouse leader, skipped World Series Game 1 to travel and then do regional TV.

10/25/2017

Fans cheer as Aroldis Chapman #54 of the New York Yankees celebrates with Gary Sanchez #24 after defeating the Houston Astros in Game Four of the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium on October 17, 2017 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The New York Yankees defeated the Houston Astros 6-4.

Massarotti: Yankee Stadium Comes Alive

The Yankees have beat the Astros in three straight ALCS games at home, and the renewed energy at Yankee Stadium has a lot to do with it.

10/19/2017

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones talks before the start of the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 25, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona.

Massarotti: Will Cowboys Stand, Kneel Or Roll Over?

Jerry Jones threatened to bench any player who doesn’t stand for the national anthem, just as underperforming Cowboys go into a bye week.

10/11/2017

Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees hits a two run home run against Jose Berrios #17 of the Minnesota Twins during the fourth inning in the American League Wild Card Game at Yankee Stadium on October 3, 2017 in the Bronx borough of New York City.

Massarotti: The Yankees Are Back

The Yankees are built for the long run, even if this playoff run ends quickly, and MLB is better for it.

10/04/2017

Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots watches the action against the New York Giants in the second half during a preseason game on August 31, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

Massarotti: Who Is The NFL’s Second-Best Head Coach?

After Bill Belichick, no NFL head coach has really distinguished himself. The League seems to have a coaching problem.

09/27/2017

Running back Ezekiel Elliott #21 of the Dallas Cowboys stands on the field during player warm ups before a game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 17, 2017 in Denver, Colorado.

Massarotti: Can The Giants And Cowboys Recover?

Two games into the season and the Giants and Cowboys are both reeling. There’s a lot of football left, but can they turn things around?

09/20/2017

CC Sabathia #52 of the New York Yankees delivers in the first inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on August 19, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Massarotti: Apple Watch Escalates Yankees-Red Sox Rivalry

The Red Sox stole Yankees’ pitching signs using an Apple Watch, a violation of MLB rules that has already heightened the AL East rivalry.

09/06/2017

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