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NESN owes us an explanation on Don Orsillo termination

Fans and media continue to be perplexed, but so far the reaction from the station has been silence.

Boston Red Sox interim manager Torey Lovullo in the dugout during the first inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners at Fenway Park in Boston Saturday, Aug. 16, 2015.(AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

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Torey Lovullo has become Red Sox’ steady hand

Lovullo’s experiences as a journeyman major leaguer give him perspective as he seeks out a full-time managerial position.

NICK CAFARDO | RED SOX MAILBAG

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/27/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/cafardo1-7442--90x90.jpg Ask Nick: What will Red Sox outfield look like in 2016?

The Bradley-Betts-Castillo configuration is intriguing and promising, but Hanley Ramirez is still in the way.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/27/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/unnamed-7466--90x90.jpg Red Sox had their eyes on Matt Harvey well before stardom

Back in 2006, at an amateur showcase, the Mets’ future ace made a good impression on Red Sox scouts.

Nick Cafardo I On Baseball

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/27/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/485296476.jpg Rick Porcello returning with lots to prove

Whether it’s to Dave Dombrowski, the fans, or himself, the Red Sox righthander is looking to show what he’s capable of.

Red Sox 3, White Sox 0

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/27/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/cb25cb474f094aa59d67dd08eaf94df0-cb25cb474f094aa59d67dd08eaf94df0-0.jpg Travis Shaw’s blast helps Rick Porcello win in return from DL

Porcello matched White Sox ace Chris Sale with seven shutout innings as the Red Sox won in Chicago.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/27/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/shaughnessy-7486.jpg With Don Orsillo news, Red Sox drop the ball again

The announcer’s unpopular termination follows the team’s awkward moves involving Larry Lucchino and Ben Cherington.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/186640611[1]-7412--90x90.jpg Support for Don Orsillo swells in aftermath of NESN move

Viewers expressed thanks toward the longtime Red Sox play-by-play announcer and were critical of NESN’s decision.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/02/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Lee_soxrays12_spts.jpg Red Sox react to news that Don Orsillo won’t be back

Orsillo’s self-effacing manner and professionalism won him many friends in the clubhouse.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/23/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Lee_soxroyal12_spts.jpg Pablo Sandoval finding his comfort zone at third base

Sandoval thinks an increased familiarity with the American League has helped.

RED SOX MINOR LEAGUE NOTEBOOK

Jorge Marban took the long way to Pawtucket

After stops in independent leagues and Australia, the righthander has excelled at three levels in the Red Sox farm system this year.

Red Sox-Mets pitching matchups

A look at projected starters for the three-game weekend set in New York.

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Play-by-play announcers enjoy special place in Red Sox Nation

A passionate fan base has often spread its love for the team to the broadcasters who brought them the games.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/25/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/186640611-13948-7337--90x90.jpg Don Orsillo out as voice of NESN’s Red Sox telecasts

Orsillo, who has been with NESN since 2001, will be replaced by Dave O’Brien, the team’s radio voice.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/23/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Lee_soxroyal4_spts.jpg Eduardo Rodriguez will be skipped by Red Sox this weekend

Counting his time with Triple A Pawtucket, Rodriguez has thrown 140 innings this season.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/26/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/schilling-7638-thumb-2880x2096-133413-7767.jpg ESPN removes Curt Schilling from ‘Sunday Night Baseball’ broadcast

Schilling had already been pulled from ESPN’s Little League World Series coverage after a controversial tweet got him in hot water.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/28/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/ecac8cf7aa1343458c78e894e82698a6-ecac8cf7aa1343458c78e894e82698a6-0.jpg Thursday’s roundup: Madison Bumgarner pitches Giants past Cubs

Bumgarner struck out 12 in six innings and Kelby Tomlinson hit a grand slam for his first career home run.

NICK CAFARDO I ON BASEBALL

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/chin082115RedSoxRoyals_spt6.jpg Evaluating the Red Sox now is a tricky proposition

Plenty of decisions await new president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski, and he has to figure out what moves to make.

Hanley Ramirez practices at first base

With instruction from David Ortiz and infield coach Brian Butterfield, the focus was on his Ramirez’s footwork.

This is an undated handout photo of Jim Lonborg, who at age 73 will pitch in a charity baseball game on Thursday, August 27, 2015, in Cambridge.

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In a glorious throwback, Jim Lonborg will take the mound again

The Red Sox great, now 73, will pitch in to help a charitable cause at Thursday’s Oldtime Baseball Game in Cambridge.

Alex Speier

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/25/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/485143982-7328.jpg Will Red Sox join arms race?

As president of baseball operations in Detroit, Dave Dombrowski liked the idea of building a rotation of high-octane arms.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/25/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/10410db0ddac4b7aa58749f28f765a07-10410db0ddac4b7aa58749f28f765a07-0.jpg Pablo Sandoval settling into second spot

A move up the lineup has given the third baseman a shot of confidence in a down season.