Sports Radio Boston – Tony Massorotti Rumors

Tony Massarotti rumor sparks WEEI’s Globie change

By Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa |   Wednesday, August 5, 2009  |  http://www.bostonherald.com |  The Inside Track

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Former Boston Herald sports columnist Tony Massarotti, who went over to the dark side 11 months ago, is thisclose to fleeing the Boring Broadsheet for an afternoon gig on the all-new “98.5 The Sports Hub.”

Mazz, natch, refused to discuss the deal whereby he partners up with his ex-Herald colleague Mike Felger on WBZ-FM’s afternoon-drive shift that will compete with WEEI’s “The Big Show” powerhouse, hosted by Glenn Ordway .

But sources close to the negotiations told the Track it is “nearly a done deal.”

Coincidentally – or not – ’EEI yesterday issued a press release saying that all is forgiven and that Boston Globe sports scribes will return as guests on the sports station’s talk shows “effectively immediately.”

Back in 1999, the sports suits on the Boulevard banned their resident blowhards from appearing on “Dennis & Callahan” and the bombastic “Big Show.” In retaliation, Globies have been dead to the station.

While the ban has been lifted, our sources claim the Boring ones will only opine on the phone – not in the studio. That’s the deal.

“This isn’t coincidental at all,” said Someone Who Knows. “(WBZ-FM) is the first viable threat to them and they are running scared.”

WEEI’s programming veep Jason Wolfe, responded to the above comment by sending us a “LOL” (Laughing Out Loud) via e-mail.

As always, do stay tuned.

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