NESN Inks Jerry Remy to Multiyear Extension

Coming off the major health issues he went through last season, this is certainly good news.

NESN and longtime Red Sox color analyst Jerry Remy have agreed to a multi-year contract extension.

“I am truly fortunate to have been part of the NESN family for the past 23 years and that relationship will continue into the future,” said Remy. “I feel I have the best job in the world broadcasting Red Sox Baseball.

In 1988 Remy was hired by NESN as a color analyst to work alongside legendary Red Sox play-by-play voice Ned Martin. For the past 10 years Don Orsillo has been Remy’s partner in the NESN booth. A 4-time New England Emmy Award winner for sports play-by-play, Remy has also received numerous individual honors including being voted Massachusetts’ favorite TV announcer by Sports Illustrated.

The popular announcer will work his 3,000th Red Sox game this Sunday, July 25th.

  • Forbin

    Bring back Bob Montgomery (and Sean M.)! Remy has run his course. But am glad his health has improved.

    • http://intensedebate.com/profiles/minimack42 Angry Old Bastard

      That's gotta be a joke (I hope)……Monty was the definition of the word BLAND…..as a matter of fact he flat out SUCKED…….maybe that's why he never got another TV or radio job

  • Eddie

    They'd be out of their minds not to re-up Remy. Just imagine having Joe Morgan, Hawk Harrelson, Tim McCarver or someone like them……….and they're the best ones. Think of all the flotsam and jetsam from last year. Eck was the best, but I don't think he wanted the job..

  • Pete

    Remy is fine, but let's get rid of DO. He tries too hard to be Remy's pal. Sean McDonough was so much better.

    • Floyd

      ABSOLUTELY!

    • Eddie

      McDonough got too big for his britches. I think he forgot who was signing his paycheck. Plus I think when Wil died a lot of people took out their revenge on Sean for all of the bullying that Wil dished out.

  • Jon

    Not only is Jerry very good at what he does, but he can put the Wally doll in different positions in an Adirondack chair.

  • L3s

    Remy's real good when he wants to be, but there's a lot of times I think he's bored and mails it in. Or at least doesn't seem to enjoy what he's doing. Hard to tell without really knowing the guy, but it's just an observation. Plus, I've heard he's not always the most warm-and-fuzzy guy.

    • Angry Old Bastard

      yes, that's an important trait for a baseball analyst "warm and fuzzy" (rolling eyes now) (stolen fom Bill Simmons)

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/Lance_ Lance_

      So I take it you believe Belichick shouldn't be coaching football or have a radio show because he doesn't always come across as being the most warm and fuzzy guy? It makes me want to hug my Leo Buscaglia doll even more.

      • L3s

        OK, so instead of beating around the bush, I'll come out and say it that I've heard he's a jerk from more than one person, and I think he comes off arrogant in his analysis and his jerk-like personality is noticeable on the broadcasts. Feel better now?

        • Angry Old Bastard

          don't know if I feel better……I just don't agree…..Jerry Remy comes off as "arrogant " on the broadcasts??……I ain't feelin' it……and if he is a jerk off camera, I don't really care……..it wasn't in my future plans to go hang out with him.

  • Glenn

    Its always comforting hearing from an "old friend" and having Remy on the broadcasts provides that element of comfort. But listen closely to Remy's commentary, and 80% of the time he's simply rehashing time-worn platitudes or repeating exactly what the listeners just saw on their screen. You can bash Tim McCarver all you want, but I often feel like I've learned something new about the game when listening to him….I dont feel that way at all with Remy.

  • joe

    now everybody buy an autographed copy of last night's scorecard, a remdog t-shirt and a season pass to cut the line at his restaurant… or his son will come beat you up.