It was a tough day for Red Sox fans on Saturday. Our beloved, longtime NESN Sox broadcaster and former 2nd baseman succumbed to cancer, after a 13 year valiant battle.
Jerry Remy was a gem; a funny, smart, talented player and broadcaster. His was a voice we could trust. His opinions were steeped in knowledge, not only from being a player, but a fan of the game himself. And we could always, always count on him for comic relief, and for occasionally being completely human and losing it to laughter in the broacast booth.
Needless to say, the internet responded to his passing on Saturday night at the age of 68 with an outpouring of love, admiration, and sadness.
I don’t think he ever laughed harder than with his longtime partner- in -the- booth, Don Orsillio, who shared some of his favorite RemDawg moments.
Growing up watching Jerry Remy and the @RedSox religiously, it was & is the thrill of a career the times I was lucky enough to sit beside him.— Mike Monaco (@MikeMonaco_) October 31, 2021
Can’t say I’ve ever laughed harder in a broadcast booth than times like these.
Will forever be indebted to him.
Rest in peace, Jerry. pic.twitter.com/cQMbViiD3i
Red Sox nation has lost a beloved icon. I lost a longtime friend, teammate and broadcast partner. He will be remembered for his passion for the @RedSox. I will miss him most for his infectious laugh. Fenway Park will never be the same. #RedSoxNation @NESN— Dennis Eckersley (@Eck43) October 31, 2021
This one will keep you from your job today…all day on repeat!
The snorting, giggling in trying to hold back laughter was maybe my favorite thing about Jerry Remy😊 - RIP— Dan Roche (@RochieWBZ) October 31, 2021
This really says it all…
Jerry Remy was in our living rooms with us for over 30 years, and in thinking about that time it’s become more clear just how fortunate we’ve been for that https://t.co/neGFrJhBrL— OverTheMonster (@OverTheMonster) November 1, 2021
I LOVE this idea: Jerry Remy Way
Some Red Sox fans have the perfect idea for a permanent tribute to Jerry Remy at Fenway Park.https://t.co/Eg5DWUZB7x— Gabrielle (@gfstarr1) November 1, 2021
Big Papi showing big love for RemDawg during his broadcast
David Ortiz talking about Jerry Remy and his impact on the Red Sox. pic.twitter.com/GGnMtvVNlJ— Jamie Gatlin (@JamieGatlin17) November 1, 2021
This was the last time Jerry Remy was at Fenway Park. I’m honored to have captured this moment. Rip Remdog. You will forever be a legend in Boston. ♥️ pic.twitter.com/dfbQLIMjOQ— TraceyMarieLampros (@traceycakes47) October 31, 2021
We last saw Jerry on October 5, when the Sox battled the Yankees in the American League Wild Card Game. Remy threw out the ceremonial first pitch to Dennis Eckersley, his former teammate and co-worker in the broadcast booth. He was, and will always be our good luck charm.
Red Sox nation will forever hold you close in our hearts.