**Editors note** The podcast formerly known as Fireside Chats has been rebranded as the Down by the River podcast in partnership with Dirty Water Sports. We will still publish episodes to Fire Brand — as we would hate for you all to miss us!

Hosts: Paul Testa, Tim Daloisio
Guests: Chad Finn (@globechadfinn)

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With the team in first place in the AL East at the quarter mark, Tim and Paul welcome Chad Finn from the Boston Globe to the show to give his take on the season so far. While the team has been a pleasant surprise this season, some will tell you the new broadcast team covering it has not come up to their level. Who better to turn to vent about the lack of Don Orsillo in our lives than the Globe’s sports media critic himself?

The Red Sox offense if humming right along, David Price has righted the mechanical ship, David Ortiz is a Super Hero, Jackie Bradley Jr. can’t make an out and Xander Bogaerts might be the best player on the team. Will Ortiz retire? Should the Red Sox being calling on Mike Trout? Where is Don Orsillo?

All that and more on this week’s edition of Down by the River.

Thanks for listening!