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


Yuli Gurriel #10 of the Houston Astros gets a single passed Adrian Beltre #29 of the Texas Rangers during the third inning at Tropicana Field on August 29, 2017 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Massarotti: Texas Rangers Look Small

The Texas Rangers, who refused to swap series with the Houston Astros, had so much to gain by just giving a little. And they blew it.


LeGarrette Blount #29 of the New England Patriots warms up before Super Bowl 51 against the Atlanta Falcons at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

Massarotti: Is Fantasy Football Ruining Actual Football?

Fantasy football and real football played on a field are completely different, yet fans increasingly can’t distinguish between the two.


Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots in action against the Atlanta Falcons during Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

Massarotti: Has Brady Rehabilitated His Image?

Tom Brady, the legendary Patriots quarterback who is loved and hated around the NFL, seems to be revamping his late-career image.


Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts in the first half against the Boston Celtics during Game Five of the 2017 NBA Eastern Conference Finals at TD Garden on May 25, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Massarotti: Blame LeBron For Kyrie Situation In Cleveland

Kyrie Irving knows LeBron James leaves teams, and teammates, in a lurch when he moves on. Is Kyrie’s trade request preemptive?


Adrian Gonzalez #23 of the Los Angeles Dodgers watches from the dugout during the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on April 21, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Massarotti: Are Dodgers Better Without Adrian Gonzalez?

The Los Angeles Dodgers hold MLB’s best record, and they’ve done it without Adrian Gonzalez, who’s been injured much of the season.


A general view during the Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs game at Nationals Park on June 26, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Massarotti: When Will MLB Speed Up Games?

Baseball’s willingness to address its pace-of-play problem has been as frustrating as the problem itself. Seriously, MLB, do something.


Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria shakes hands with Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred as former Marlin Jeff Conine looks on after unveiling the 2017 All-Star Game logo before the game between the Miami Marlins and the Philadelphia Phillies at Marlins Park on July 27, 2016 in Miami, Florida.

Massarotti: Get Rid Of The MLB All-Star Game

The actual MLB All-Star Game is everyone’s least favorite part. So why not focus on skills competitions that show off the players?


James Dolan, Executive Chairman of Madison Square Garden looks on during the press conference to introduce Phil Jackson as President of the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on March 18, 2014 in New York City.

Massarotti: Knicks Clown Car Rolls On

James Dolan and the New York Knicks have decided to fire Phil Jackson after the NBA Draft but before free agency starts. Yep, makes sense.


LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts against the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 12, 2017 in Oakland, California.

Massarotti: NBA Rumor Mill Kicks Into Overdrive

When did NBA Draft week and the lead-up to free agency become such a whirlwind of rumors and activity?


Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors defends LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second quarter in Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 9, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Massarotti: Why Did NBA Finals Improve After Game 2?

NBA officials started calling more fouls after Game 2 of the NBA Finals, which slowed the pace of games and gave the Cavs a chance.