I’m gonna miss Don Orsillo. Orsillo has all the exact tools that you want from a local play by play guy: Clearly rooting for the Red Sox yet remains very fair, still treats a play that the opposing team made like a big play and doesn’t pooh-pooh it, works brilliantly with Remy or Eckersly or whoever, talks just the right amount, and can make horrible games for a horrible team watchable, as we’ve especially seen in 2015.
I really hope that Orsillo is leaving on his own, because I couldn’t imagine the Red Sox front office, who runs NESN, getting rid of Don. Either way, sad to see him go, and I’ll both update when we find out the reasons why he’s leaving and I’ll do a farewell post to honor him.
Credit to WEEI Dennis and Callahan for breaking the story.