Boston Red Sox fans are still waiting and hoping that they will get one of their favorites back for the 2014 season. This favorite isn’t Stephen Drew; in fact, he isn’t anyone that would be on the 40-man roster, the coaching staff, or even in the front office. No, Red Sox fans are hoping to see and hear Jerry Remy back in the booth calling games on NESN this spring.
Remy was a former All-Star second baseman for the Red Sox and a local kid who grew up in Fall River, and his accent in calling games is unmistakable. However, Remy (or RemDawg, as he is affectionately known) has not been in the booth since August 15, the night his son was charged with murder of the mother of his four-year-old daughter, Jenn Martel. Remy is a pretty private person for someone that finds who plies his trade on television.
His broadcast partner Dan Orsillo has done the TBS playoff broadcasts for several seasons now, and Twitter is flooded with Red Sox fans fearful of losing Dan to a national gig because of his fantastic reception across the country.
Orsillo and Remy are a combination that is unlike any other broadcast duo in baseball. They are quirky, fun and don’t take themselves too seriously, all while calling the game with the respect and knowledge it deserves. NESN hopes to know whether Remy will be back in the booth for the 2014 season by the time the team reports to Spring Training in mid-February, and Red Sox fans everywhere are hoping he does indeed return.