Thursday, August 27, 2015

Don Orsillo Moving On


For John, BLUFWhat with Tom Brady and other moves it is like self-destruction on the part of sports management.  Nothing to see here; just move along.



I am not a big baseball fan.  That would be my wife.  That said, I like the announcing of Sportscaster Don Orsillo, so I was disappointed to hear that he is out at NESN at the end of this season.  "Don Orsillo out as voice of NESN’s Red Sox telecasts".  That is the headline in The Boston Globe, in an article by Reporter Chad Finn.
Don Orsillo, the affable and popular play-by-play voice on NESN’s Red Sox telecasts since 2001, will not return next year, according to multiple industry sources.

His contract expires at the end of the season and he will not be offered a new one by NESN. NESN wrote on Twitter that Orsillo will be replaced by Dave O’Brien, who currently is part of the Red Sox radio broadcast team on WEEI and also has a high-profile, multi-sport play-by-play role at ESPN.

Of all of the bad moves this year with regard to the Red Sox this is the worst.

Kudos to "Dennis and Callahan" for breaking the story.

Hat tip to my Wife.

Regards  —  Cliff

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