Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Ex-Sox Broadcaster Orsillo Taking Over For Johnson On TBS Post-Season

(AP Photo)
Former Red Sox broadcaster (and Melrose, Massachusetts native) Don Orsillo will be taking over play-by-play duties for an ailing Ernie Johnson during TBS network coverage of the MLB post-season. Johnson announced on Monday that blood clots in his legs will prevent him from flying to the various post-season venues. Orsillo has increasingly been getting national baseball gigs—most recently for both FOX and TBS. Orsillo will do the play-by-play for the up-coming Indians-Astros series, and likely other high-profile series down the road. Orsillo—a graduate of Northeastern University in Boston—was the TV voice of the Red Sox from 2001 to 2015. His firing by the NOG (New Ownership Group of the Red Sox) in 2015 caused a huge uproar in Red Sox Nation, and Orsillo remains highly popular among fans today. He was greeted with a standing ovation at Fenway Park this past weekend, while he was covering the Red Sox-Yankees series for national TV networks.