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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - APRIL 02: The Red Sox logo seen outside of Fenway Park on what would have been the home opening day for the Boston Red Sox against the Chicago White Sox April 2, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. In response to the pandemic, Major League Baseball suspended the remainder of Spring Training games and to delay the start of the 2020 regular season. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

To begin Wednesday’s Felger & Mazz program, Tony Massarotti addressed reports that he could be joining NESN’s broadcast booth for select Red Sox games in 2022. Here is what Massarotti had to say to open the show…

“OK, so here is what I can tell you. I have – we’ve spoken. NESN and I have spoken. I did an audition for them. I thought it went pretty well. I think they feel the same way, but I don’t – I can’t really speak for them, I can only speak for me. And you know, we’re still talking. So, I’d love to tell you that this is like a done deal and it’s – but I don’t know that yet. I think there’s still some things that we have to figure out. But I am, first of all, I’m flattered to even be considered for it. It’s not something that, as you know, Mike, it’s not this is not a, it’s not something that is normally done, to pull someone out of the media to put in, potentially put in the booth to do games. So, I’m flattered. I’m honored. I give NESN and the Red Sox a lot of credit because I’ve beaten the crap out of them for about 20 years, if not longer. And hopefully this can work out. I mean, but that’s, you know, I don’t know how much more I can say. I can only talk about my part of it. So, like I said, we’ve been talking. I did an audition with Dave O’Brien, that was a little while ago. Like, I could look up the exact date. My guess is it was six weeks ago, two months ago? I don’t know, I’d have to look exactly. Maybe it was a month ago? But that’s, you know, that’s where it’s at…OK so look, I think – we’re not all the way there yet is what I can tell you. We’re not all the way there yet, and I’m not speaking for them, I’m speaking for me as much as anyone else. I didn’t want to come on here and lie and deny it. ‘I can’t say anything.’ That’s how we do it. We talk about everything here for crying out loud. So it’s not like you can pretend it’s not there. So again, have we had contact? Yes. Have I done an audition? Yes. Do I think it went well? Yes. Where does it go now? I don’t know. I mean, again, it’s complicated. It’s complicated. So, I have a full time job. I’m not looking to leave my full time job. And again, I think they know that. I think they’ve been open minded about that. And so we’re trying to – we’re going to keep talking and see if we can figure something out that works for everybody.”

You can hear the full conversation about the report between Mazz, Mike Felger, Jim Murray, and Jimmy Stewart below.