Friday, September 4, 2015

Minihane: NESN Asked Orsillo To Say Parting Mutual

Kirk Minihane of WEEI's Dennis & Callahan Morning Show is reporting that NESN asked Don Orsillo to tweet that he was not being fired—and that their parting of the ways was a mutual idea. According to Minnihane, Orsillo refused to participate in the ruse. While we think that, substantively, replacing Orsillo with the brilliant Dave O'Brien is a net upgrade for fans, we do agree that the process of Orsillo's firing was ham-handed. Minihane's new information further reinforces that view. The NOG and NESN continue to completely misperceive the mood of their fan base on sensitive issues like the Orsillo dismissal. For a bunch of guys who like to consider themselves "politically-correct", they sure are tone-deaf on many of these issues. Curious.