Jerry Remy Has Passed Away

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Dawg was great with Orsillo or course, but I also thought he brought out the best of and loosened up Ned Martin, as good as Martin already was.

I remember him being interviewed right here on SOSH (by Cumberland Blues maybe) years ago - maybe other times as well - so there was that SOSH connection

I love Rob Bradford's summation today: "Simply put, Jerry Remy was the best leadoff hitter a baseball fan could have had"
The Possum loosened up Ned. Jerry was the follow-up.
 

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This is too sad. Not entirely unexpected, but still very sad. Just shared the pizzer incident with my wife and her Dad, who is in town visiting. We all got a good chuckle out of it. RIP Remy, and I am looking forward to what the Sox do to honor him next season.
 

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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.
They can also name the press box after him. (Like at Dodger stadium for Vin, and Staples center for Chick Hearn
 

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They can also name the press box after him. (Like at Dodger stadium for Vin, and Staples center for Chick Hearn
I think it's named for Dick Bresciani. And if not, I think even Jerry would say Ned Martin is just as, if not more, deserving.
 

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I think it's named for Dick Bresciani. And if not, I think even Jerry would say Ned Martin is just as, if not more, deserving.
I think he deserves to go on the façade with Jim Ed, Carlton, Yaz, et al. His value was a bit different than the others up there. Different but just as worthy.
 

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I think he deserves to go on the façade with Jim Ed, Carlton, Yaz, et al. His value was a bit different than the others up there. Different but just as worthy.
A placard with his name and a microphone for sure. I don't know if I'd put it on the right field facade with the retired numbers though. I'd hang it underneath the NESN booth.

And hell, add one for Ned Martin too.
 

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This has hit my Dad and I very hard. My Dad had lung cancer surgery 4 years ago, had a relapse last year, has has radiation and chemo and has been on immuno-therapy treatment the last 9 months. It has all been a very similar path to Jerry, and his public commentary on everything (including what an idiot he was for smoking) has really helped my Dad (75 years young).

The day of his last chemo treatment last summer at MGH, I got the below on Cameo for my Dad. It hit pretty hard watching it again this morning.

Rest in peace Jerry. You fought hard and helped a lot of families by sharing your fight publicly, especially mine.

https://v.cameo.com/e/WL0sXElhOkb
 

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A placard with his name and a microphone for sure. I don't know if I'd put it on the right field facade with the retired numbers though. I'd hang it underneath the NESN booth.
They could easily name the TV booth for Jerry and the radio booth for Ned
 

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Ugh...This one's a gut punch. Lost my mom a few years ago, and my sister a few months ago to this crap. I feel like I lost another member of my family today, and I'm dealing with it the same way, alternately laughing at the good times and crying because of the finality. Hoisting a pint (or three) to this incredibly esteemed son of Somerset, MA.
 

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They could easily name the TV booth for Jerry and the radio booth for Ned
And what do they name after Joe Castiglione when the inevitable happens?

FWIW, I'm not big on naming anything after people. It saves arguments about who is more worthy, and avoids the whole "cancel" thing if down the road opinions turn (rightfully or not) on someone's legacy (e.g. Yawkey Way).
 

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A placard with his name and a microphone for sure. I don't know if I'd put it on the right field facade with the retired numbers though. I'd hang it underneath the NESN booth.

And hell, add one for Ned Martin too.
I think I equate what jerry has done for the sox with Johnny Pesky. But whatever way they plan on honoring him s fine with me. *
* Not that my opinion means anymore than anyone else.
 

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Awfully sad news on this Sunday morning. I noticed last night during the Stand Up for Cancer moment of silence that somebody in front of a dugout was holding up a placard with the name Jerry Remy on it. Anybody else catch that? It made me wonder about his status. Now I wonder what that placard holder might have known at 10 pm last night. It will not be the same going forward. In my pantheon, Jerry’s up there with Ned Martin, Fred Cusick and Johnny Pierson - all of whom I imprinted on as a young listener. RIP.
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I'm with you. That got to me.
I’ve been grumpy on the board about the Orsillo stuff and that got me too.


This has hit my Dad and I very hard. My Dad had lung cancer surgery 4 years ago, had a relapse last year, has has radiation and chemo and has been on immuno-therapy treatment the last 9 months. It has all been a very similar path to Jerry, and his public commentary on everything (including what an idiot he was for smoking) has really helped my Dad (75 years young).

The day of his last chemo treatment last summer at MGH, I got the below on Cameo for my Dad. It hit pretty hard watching it again this morning.

Rest in peace Jerry. You fought hard and helped a lot of families by sharing your fight publicly, especially mine.

https://v.cameo.com/e/WL0sXElhOkb
Thanks for sharing this. Best of luck to you and your father.
 

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Somewhere in heaven that line drive you scorched on Oct 2 1978 is rocketing past the lucky Lou Piniella, Burleson is scoring the tying run, and you will skip home on Rice's sac fly with the winning run. Your place as a Red Sox legend is secure nonetheless. Godspeed and rest in peace, Jerry Remy. You will be missed more than you could ever know.
 

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In addition to the incidents immortalized on YouTube, I remember Jerry reading a document that he purported to be Don’s daily schedule for road games. The sticking point was there were two separate hourly notations for “workout”. There was one for the morning, and one for the the afternoon. Even Don said “If I worked out two hours a day, do you think I’d still look like THIS?!?”

To which Jerry responded “It says right here, ten a.m. and three p.m”

Don: “not true”.

I’m misremembering the details, but that was the general theme. To this day, any time my wife or I read instructions to each other, one of us will say “It says RIGHT HERE that…”

Jerry had a lot of hardship, but he brought a lot of people a lot of joy, as evidenced by this thread.

PS: don’t smoke.
 

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Man, that D.O. tweet.

For me, Sox broadcasts will never be the same. Always part of the announcing crew from when I was 17. Buenos noches, amigo. Here comes the pizzer.
 

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I was a small, short, skinny kid (hence my username) who followed the Sox intently for the first time as a 10 year old in 1983. Jerry Remy was my favorite player that year, because I identified with him due to his stature (I’d turn my affection to Marty Barrett after Remy retired)..

Loved every minute of his time as color man, most especially the goofiness with the play by play men. Baseball should be fun. Jerry made immensely fun. And he taught a lot of us about the game as well.

Peace to his family. Such a loss for everyone.
 

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Says a lot about Remy as a broadcaster that this thread is filled with decades of great memories of his partnership with several different boothmates.

Always made the game enjoyable. He will be sorely missed.
 

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This is so sad. The Sox have had a lot of great broadcasters over the years--but Remy was special. I'll really miss him.
 

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It's appropriate that this thread is devoted to people's enjoyment of Remy's work on the field and in the booth as a Red Sox and what he has meant to us as fans and the organization. My recollection is that when his son murdered the mother of his child, many in this community were incensed over what it perceived as Remy's enabling of his son over and over and over again. It doesn't tarnish Jerry's contributions to the Red Sox, but it's also part of his story, IMO.
 
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Beyond sad. In perhaps a better reality, he scores the winning run on a double by Yaz in that game named for a different midfielder on the way to his first World Series ring. But he got four while serving the team brilliantly in another capacity, so he can rest in peace. Games will be less fun without him.
 

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I think another part of Remy's appeal often goes overlooked. He's a New Englander, a "local" boy. It's not just that he was a kid from Somerset who played for the Sox and later broadcast games for the hometown team, Remy (like most of us) grew up with the Sox. Jerry Remy was one of us.
 

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Remy lasted a long time.

He made his TV debut the year BEFORE the Simpsons got their own show.

He was the color guy through seven presidential administrations.

The 1988 Opening Day lineup was:

Brady Anderson
Marty Barrett
Wade Boggs
Jim Rice
Mike Greenwell
Dwight Evans
Sam Horn
Rich Gedman
Spike Owen
Roger Clemens

He saw the following pilot the Sox:

McNamara
Morgan
Hobson
Kennedy
Williams
Kerrigan
Little
Francona
Valentine
Farrell
Cora
Roenicke

That’s quite a career.
 

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@Chad Finn with a terrific interview with Eck. This passage really got me:

Remy had to take a leave of absence from the booth in early August after his lung cancer recurred again. He did not call another Red Sox game, but returned to Fenway on Oct. 5 to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the American League Wild Card game with the Yankees.

Eckersley caught the pitch. Then he gave Remy a hug.

“When I went out to hug him, I said, ‘I love you, and we all love you, see?’ " said Eckersley.

“My last text to him was the next morning, telling him, ‘It was a privilege to be there last night.’ And he said, ‘I’m glad it was you.’