Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Red Sox Fire Don Orsillo As NESN Play-By-Play Man

(Boston Herald Photo)
According to a TWEET by Gerry Callahan of WEEI's Dennis And Callahan Morning Show, "multiple sources" report that this will be Don Orsillo's last season as Red Sox TV play-by-play man on NESN. While we have had issues with Orsillo in the past, there is no good reason to 'can' him now. Orsillo did not sign Rick Porcello long-term. Orsillo did not sign Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval. If this is Tom Werner's and Dave Dombrowski's idea of throwing their weight around, it's pretty lame. Here's hoping the Northeastern University grad finds a better spot in a network situation—or with another MLB franchise.