Longtime Red Sox broadcaster Don Orsillo will make his first call at Fenway Park since leaving the New England-based NESN following the 2015 season.
Orsillo has since then took his talents to San Diego and works as a broadcaster for the Padres, but he also works for Fox Sports, calling nationally-broadcasted MLB games. He took to Twitter to announce his upcoming slate:
A fan favorite in Boston, Orsillo won the hearts of Red Sox fans from 2001-2015. He called three World Series title teams during that span, including the historic 2004 curse-breaking campaign.
Red Sox fans were collectively celebrating the unexpected news on Twitter
It will be a real treat to hear you call a Red Sox game again.— Rob Wright (@robwright11) June 5, 2017
Orsillo was controversially let go by his former company, citing a need to shake things up. Red Sox fans are evidently still very fond of their former play-by-play announcer.
Red Sox? Be still my beating heart.— Chris Chenard (@Sixchr) June 5, 2017
The 48-year-old will make his way back to Fenway on June 17 for a matchup with the juggernaut Houston Astros, but I can imagine it will be difficult for Orsillo to refrain from expressing his New England bias.