Same here, in California.Just got up and saw this news. Absolutely gutted. Remy was like family to a lot of us. Hard to imagine the booth without him.
That would be great. My idea was to retire 2 but instead of on the facade, place the number under the press box window where he sat.
It took time, but he even spoke about the horrific crime his son, Jared, committed in 2013 when he murdered his girlfriend, Jennifer Martel.
My colleague, the late Nick Cafardo, convinced Remy that it needed to be part of a book they did together. Remy was hesitant at first but eventually agreed.
Under all the laughter on television, the RemDawg persona, and the myriad business interests in his name, there was turmoil and sadness.
Remy battled lung cancer for much of the last 13 years, missing parts of five seasons while receiving treatment for relapses.
“The toughest SOB I know,” a NESN colleague said.
This encapsulates what I and so many are feeling this morning. Thank you.When he came out in the golf cart for the WC first pitch, my mind couldn't help but go to Williams' and his ride out at the '99 all star game.
I was as guilty as anyone for bristling at the silliness Remy and Orsillo would get into. As soon as the pairing was broken up and that kind of rapport gone, I instantly regretted my lamenting. That was a great pairing. And sometimes that silliness turned out to be gold (pizza toss, boob grab...).
Remy will always be the TV voice of the Sox for as long as I live. Thankful for all he gave to the organization and, by extension, all of us. For someone like me who was far too young to watch him play, his impact on my appreciation of the game was profound.
As said upthread, buenos noches, amigo.
Those were all great, as well as the Smithereens mishap. One thing I’ll never forget, as drunk and miserable as I was, was post game 7, 2003. He was PISSED! Just glaring into the camera, like he did when he played.Fuck this stings. My childhood is official dead.
My best moments
1) Here comes the pizza!
2) Boob grab
3) “New wife smell”
Man, hard to forgive NESN for breaking up that team. I am feeling for Don Orsillo and DOB today. As well as all the NESN crew that worked with the RemDawg every day during the season. A lot of broken hearts in that family.