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RIP Jerry Remy

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Regan MacNeil, Oct 31, 2021.

  1. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

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  2. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    This is very sad if not surprising news. Remy was an excellent announcer for many years. He was a pretty good second baseman, too.
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  3. maumann

    maumann Well-Known Member

    Dad took us to a Stockton Ports game back in 1972 when they were an Angels affiliate in the Cal Loop. After the game, my brother went up to a player and asked him for the bat he broke in the ninth inning. It was Jerry Remy. I wonder if Duane still has that bat.

    RIP to a man who loved the game, both as a player and announcer.
  4. Corky Ramirez up on 94th St.

    Corky Ramirez up on 94th St. Well-Known Member

    Really saddened to see this news - I wondered when this was going to happen. I think he missed three other times over the years when this lung cancer came about (he was a heavy smoker).

    His banter with Don Orsillo, and then with Eckersley, made the Red Sox must-watch TV for me. I loved that late 70s/early 80s era of baseball, and those stories of playing during that time for my favorite team were gold. And of course there was the whole pizza-throwing incident during Patriots Day 2007, and falling off the chair doing air guitar … loved it.

    My enduring memory of him was during the ‘78 playoff game. He led off the ninth with a hit off Gossage and then came around to score to make it 5-4. When he crossed home plate, he yelled to the batter on deck something (I think Burleson had the RBI? Memory is foggy on that) and it might have been Rice? Would have loved to have known what he said. What a great game that was. Knee injuries ultimately derailed his career.

    RIP to a true Red Sox.
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  5. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    The way he said Pedroia's name ... Pedroyer.
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  6. matt_garth

    matt_garth Well-Known Member

    Or Bogaerts (bo-gots)

  7. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

  8. Hermes

    Hermes Well-Known Member

    The “boob grab” video is one of my favorites. Remy couldn’t say a single word for two minutes, he was laughing so hard.

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  9. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    I would watch Sox games on the MLB.TV package just to hear his voice because it reminded me of my dad and aunt and uncle.
    This is case study 1,784,458 that the worst thing about cancer is not that it arrives; it's that it keeps coming back.
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