ONTB wrote: mj3528 wrote:
Frank the Tank wrote:Things are looking up for the team. Hanley will likely be jettisoned in the off-season, others are playing better, and Ortiz may hit 500 this year...
...but I still can't enjoy it because I'm still too fucking mad about Orsillo. Fuck Sox ownership. Fuck NESN.
I asked this earlier, but what is the real story behind NESN dropping Orsillo? It seems like everyone likes him on the broadcast. Did he bang a NESN executive's wife?
Like most things in business, I'm going to assume it's about money -- and hurt feelings and pettiness over said money.
Head of NESNs programming is not an Orsillo fan. Part of the broadcasters agreement is taking a mandatory week off during the season, but that means they owe a week during the off season. Orsillo didn't want to do that, so that, coupled with Werners bullshit idea of re-energizing the broadcast, gave them the excuse to can him.
After the shitstorm NESN actually asked Orsillo to tweet out and say it was a mutual parting. He declined. NESN sucks.