Don Orsillo has been a mainstay in NESN's Red Sox broadcasts since the beginning of the 2001 season. But Tim Wakefield, arriving to Boston in 1995, had some seniority on the play-by-play announcer throughout his career.
The knucklerballer exhibited that seniority by putting Orsillo through a grueling workout regimen as Orsillo prepared for Sox telecasts.
OK, maybe not really. But that was the subject of an old-school NESN promo, which can be seen above.