Tuesday, August 25, 2015

No One's Safe, NESN is Replacing Don Orsillo with WEEI's Dave O'Brien

Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval are both in the bottom five amongst all position players in the league in terms of WAR.  Rick Porcello was given an $82.5 million dollar contract before throwing a single pitch in a Red Sox uniform.  He is 5-11 with an ERA of 5.81.  They fired GM Ben Cherignton.  They're in last place for the 3rd time in the last 4 years.

And the thing that may be worse than all of the above facts about the Red Sox, is that they're getting rid of play-by-play superstar, Don Orsillo.  Orsillo has been announcing for the Sox since 2001 and has announced for Boston for their most successful stretch in the teams history.  He's been a part of 4 no hitters (Nomo, Lowe, Clay, & Lester), 3 World Series, and 

He's absolutely the more talented guy in the both when comparing Jerry Remy and Don, having been called on to do a lot of the divisional series over the past decade, but the way they play off each other is what really makes them money together.

Apparently, he's not being re-signed by NESN because the VP of programming of NESN (Joseph Maar) just doesn't like him and is apparently a fucking idiot.  The reason being given is that the ratings for NESN have been down with the Red Sox this year.  Wait a second, you mean to tell me that the ratings aren't that great for a team that is finishing up at the bottom of the barrel of their division for the third time in the last four years?  Oh, that's the broadcaster's fault?  Got it.  He'll be replaced by longtime WEEI radio broadcaster Dave O'Brien.  Too bad for O'Brein, he has to follow a stud like Don who also had as close to a 100% approval rating from Red Sox fans as you can ever get.

Seriously, just search for one comment on Twitter, a place that is the breeding ground for hate, that actually thinks that this is the right decision.

Plus, he always had the moves...