Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Jerry Remy Has Cancer

Devastating news.

I just learned moments ago on the opening of the Red Sox game on NESN that Jerry Remy has had cancer surgery, and will be missing from the NESN booth for the near future, as he takes a leave of absence to recover. Dennis Eckersley will handle the color commentary on NESN during this homestand, and Dave Roberts will work with Don Orsillo during the next roadtrip.

Don Orsillo read statements from Jerry, the Red Sox and NESN before the game. No one was specific as to the nature of the cancer (I did read later on it was lung cancer), but he was forced to quit smoking earlier this year. (Jerry had the procedure done over the winter, but is just now revealing that he's had the surgery and is currently suffering a setback from it.)

Here is more from NESN.

All our thoughts and prayers are with Jerry and his family for his speedy recovery.

Godspeed, RemDawg.


Subway Squawkers said...

This is terrible news. I LOVE Jerry Remy, even though I'm a Yankee fan. He's got a great sense of humor, and a terrific style. Sending prayers from Yankeeland.

Lisa Swan
Subway Squawkers

The Omnipotent Q said...

Thank you for the good wishes, Lisa. Very appreciated no matter where they come from.

Michael Leggett said...


You, like me, grew up listening to Bob Murphy. Ol' Murph, it turned out was a Heavy Smoker. Murph passed on in '04, at 80, from Lung Cancer;

RemDawg is TOO Young for this. I miss him and the Presence of Wally In The Booth;

Keith Hernandez gave up the Butts, a couple of years ago, and is glad that he did;

NESN doesn't quite sound the same, right now;

During The Mets-Red Sox Series in Fenway, SNY probably will talk on Remy, who graced the booth with Gary and Keith, in '06, along with Wally, while Darling may go over to NESN, where tbs Postseason Colleague, Don Orsillo, rules the roost;

I will feel it pretty hard, w/o Remy in that Series. I feel it now.