Jan 18, 2016 5:49 PM
NASHUA - Tim Neverett is the newest Red Sox radio play-by-play broadcaster. A job any sportscaster would love to have, but for Tim it's extra special as he grew up in Nashua, New Hampshire cheering on Boston. His father, "Bill" said the announcement made last month has been so exciting for friends and family, and the news traveled fast.
"Once it was announced, my wife got probably 102 phone calls," the elder Neverett said.
Tim first found his passion for the game with his older brother, BJ.
"They used to get in the backyard and play wiffle ball. His brother would get in the backyard and he would say, 'No, that's a foul.' He'd go after his brother," laughed Bill.
And of course, the family went the Fenway Park together.
"I can remember the boys eyes were like this big," Bill said as he demonstrated a wide-eyed kid. "[They were] just watching this whole thing, looking at the stadium and everything."
Tim played second base for Emerson College, where he captained the team for two seasons. At age 19, he started as the fill-in radio play-by-play man for the Nashua Pirates, a minor league affiliate for Pittsburgh. Bill said Tim once worked four jobs as he tried to build his resume. He made a stop in Las Vegas, then he was the voice of the Colorado Rockies. Tim just finished his 7th year as a fan-favorite on the radio call for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
"Now coming here, it's just a complete turn around," Bill said.
WEEI is the very place where Tim interned 30 years ago. Now he will share a booth with the Red Sox Hall of Fame broadcaster, Joe Castiglione.
Bill already has his brand new radio set to the station as he anxiously waits for the 2016 season, and to hear his son call the game.
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