- Nov 16, 2004
Im sorry but this ship has sailed. Henry backs him, Remy isn't quitting so here we are. Unless there is a bombshell that comes out in the form of text messages from Jerry or something along those lines threatening a victim he's staying.Redkluzu said:In today's Globe, there's an editorial calling for Jerry to not return to the booth with the headline
"Jerry Remy should think of fans, delay return to TV booth"
I, for one, have enjoyed Jerry and Don in the booth, but the Globe may actually be exacerbating the antagonism -- and subtly, mine as well. This, of course, is not new. The media's take is powerful, and it's not like his son didn't deserve to be taken apart for his behavior, including "19 arrests, while his father paid for his defense and upkeep, believing that out-patient counseling would curb his demons or perhaps already had." And after the WEEI intervew, it was clear to me that defending his son was Jerry's motive.
I did post in another thread that I wondered about the timing of all the coverage, a bit conveniently timed for the opening of the season-- even if it takes weeks and months to get interviews, fact check etc. Each new piece of information seems to add to the ball that will roll Jerry downhill. Even if he says he's going to Baltimore, I'm wondering if Jerry (or NESN) will ultimately cave to the pressure of the media even if the public is 50-50 on his return to the booth.