Jerry Remy Returns To Red Sox' Broadcast Booth For First Time Since August
Red Sox TV announcer Jerry Remy yesterday returned to the NESN booth alongside Don Orsillo, marking the "first time Remy had been on the Red Sox stage since August, when his son, Jared, was charged with the murder of girlfriend Jennifer Martel," according to Mark Daniels of the BOSTON HERALD. Remy said, "It was good to be back and do a game." Remy "didn't mention his absence or son," and his voice "was shaky to start." But he eventually "settled into a groove," and it "didn’t take long for the pair to fall into their old routine, joking with and laughing at each other through the contest" (BOSTON HERALD, 3/3). Orsillo before the game said, "It's great to have back my partner and friend Jerry Remy." In Massachusetts, Ron Chimelis notes Remy "wants his public presence to be all about baseball," and yesterday was an "outstanding start." Remy spoke "often and with enthusiasm, sounding very much like a man who had missed his job and wanted to be engaged and involved" (Springfield REPUBLICAN, 3/3).