The Boston Globe reported that Jerry Remy would be returning to the broadcast booth, part-time at Fenway Park, starting with this Friday's series against the Yankees. It's more than fitting for the Rem Dawg returns to the booth against New York with the pennant race at stake. We all wish Remy the best, and I'm extremely excited for his return this week. Jerry has been out since May 6th after having lung cancer surgery.
In his interview with TC before todays game, Remy talked about his previous visit to Fenway as well as his feelings about his return this weekend:
Now that I'm glad I did it [return to Fenway last week] because it really kind of gets that out of the way and when I do come back on Friday to do a game, it's just a normal day. The Yankees being in town, obviously that's a little bit different, but to get all this personal stuff out of the way I think was a great thing for me last week. But it is a little bit uncomfortable. You know I'm not a player, I'm just a broadcaster. To have that much attention put on you it means people care about you and they want to know about you.
Jerry Remy made an amazing point in that statement. The fact that he isn't a player yet the people of Boston care so much about him and wanted him to get well and come back 100%. It's strange to realize that Jerry Remy, announcing games on NESN for the Red Sox has become a staple to families all over Boston. How many times has one of your friends blurted out Buenas Noches Amigos, before the game? I know I do it all the time, even more so since Remy's been out.
Boston loves Jerry Remy. Jerry Remy is the Red Sox. There really isn't much more that can be said than that. Good Luck Rem Dawg, welcome back.
Thanks to Paul Keleher for the photo of Jerry Remy.