Jerry Remy’s death prompts wave of tributes for beloved broadcaster originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
Few broadcasters had a more natural bond with their audience than Jerry Remy and Red Sox Nation.
The former Red Sox second baseman and longtime NESN broadcaster died of cancer Saturday night at age 68. A native of Somerset, Mass., Remy played seven seasons in Boston as a scrappy infielder and spent 33 years in the broadcast booth as a beloved color analyst.
News of Remy’s passing saddened generations of players, media members and fans who knew the “RemDawg” as a Boston institution. Here are a few of the tributes for Remy that poured in Sunday, including from former Red Sox stars Wade Boggs and Fred Lynn:
— Wade Boggs (@ChickenMan3010) October 31, 2021
A few txt from Remy in October:
“Clean it up” (my favorite one)
He was always there for us.
He will be miss.
Descansa en Paz, amigo.
— Alex (@ac13alex) October 31, 2021
He threw out the first pitch to Eck only three weeks ago, and even with an oxygen tank, he still had that twinkle. What a sad day. What an institution. Red Sox broadcasts will never be the same. https://t.co/69hcbhxuVK
— John Tomase (@jtomase) October 31, 2021
Can’t say enough about how Jerry Remy treated me over the years. Learned a lot from him, on the field and off. He was gracious even as his life only seemed to get harder. Best to his wife, Phoebe, and his family and closest friends.😢
— Tony Massarotti (@TonyMassarotti) October 31, 2021
I owe a lot to this man. He made us all better in the production truck. He will be missed. Sad day for all of us that got to work with and know Jerry. RIP. https://t.co/wWbWU4Qi3c
— Brian Zechello (@BrianZechello) October 31, 2021
Having trouble finding the words to describe what the loss of Jerry means to me, and to all of us who love the Red Sox. He was insightful, funny, and courageous. It was an honor to call him my friend. We will miss him terribly. #RIPJerryRemy pic.twitter.com/axMBpgbmFd
— Tom Caron (@TomCaron) October 31, 2021
Rest In Peace Jerry Remy. Sending deep condolences, thoughts and prayers to his family. He will forever be synonymous with Red Sox Nation. We’ll miss you Jerry. Say hi to Dad for me. 🙏
— Ben Cafardo (@Ben_ESPN) October 31, 2021
The Jerry Remy the world knew was not that naturally outgoing. Sean McDonough tapped into something and thus the RemDawg was born and we all benefited, Jerry Remy included. And weren’t he and Eck together priceless? Proud to say I have one of his 7 career HRs in my ‘77 scorebook.
— Bob Ryan (@GlobeBobRyan) October 31, 2021
❤️ This pic from my time w/ Red Sox..had a 2hr car ride to Tampa for spring training gm w/ Jerry Remy And @DonOrsillo . No music, We just talked and laughed the whole way. He meant so much 2 many. RIP Jerry, thank you for the pregame booth chuckles. Helluva fight Rem pic.twitter.com/FthDyX20j4
— Elle Duncan (@elleduncanESPN) October 31, 2021
Many also chose to remember the best moments of Remy’s broadcasting career, which included an epic breakdown of a fan flinging a pizza in the stands during a game:
RIP Jerry Remy, forever a Red Sox legend in the broadcast booth who helped millions around New England fall in love with baseball
All hail “Here Comes the Pizza” pic.twitter.com/jJMLgb17Gl
— Joon Lee 이준엽 (@joonlee) October 31, 2021
Remy fought his battle with cancer to the very end, appearing at Fenway Park as recently as Oct. 5 to throw out the ceremonial first pitch to Dennis Eckersley ahead of Boston’s American League Wild Card Game against the New York Yankees.
These tweets are just a sampling of the Remy tributes that poured in Sunday, highlighting how important he was to the Red Sox community and entire New England region.
Source: Yahoo Sports