It was terrific news to hear that out very own President of Red Sox Nation, one Jerry Remy, will return to the Red Sox broadcast booth on Friday in time for the showdown with the Yankees. I only wish I could see it. (In NYC, we are stuck with the YES boneheads, with NESN blacked out. Boo. Hiss.)
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Eck, Dave Roberts, Frank Viola, Jim Kaat, Gordon Edes and everyone else did a wonderful job filling in with Don Orsillo, but there is only one RemDawg.
Welcome back, Mr. President. We missed you.
And the Red Sox had a big night on Wednesday, beating Roy Halladay and the Blue Jays, 6-1. Clay Buchholz pitched six good innings for the win, and Big Papi and Jason Bay went deep yet again for the Red Sox, along with Victor Martinez to cap it off in the ninth. Texas was beaten again by the Minnesota Twins, so the Red Sox now stand alone with the Wild Card lead of one game.
The Red Sox go for the sweep of the Blue Jays on Thursday with Jon Lester taking the hill.