On Tuesday, news began to trickle out early in the day that NESN would be replacing long-time Boston Red Sox play by play announcer Don Orsillo with radio voice (and ESPN broadcaster) Dave O’Brien. Red Sox fans responded to NESN in a calm, reasonable manner.

Or not. Red Sox Nation was understandably furious, not just about Orsillo’s ouster but also the matter in which he was replaced (a press release in the middle of a game he was calling).

As always, these are real tweets from real people… and they aren’t happy.

https://twitter.com/jaylandry86/status/636389535983796225

It looks like NESN really midjudged the fan backlash here.

About Joe Lucia

I hate your favorite team. I also sort of hate most of my favorite teams.