Don Orsillo told tribute to Jerry Remy ‘no longer needed,’ former Red Sox announcer says

Former Red Sox Announcer Don Orsillo is expressing his disappointment after he says he was told his tribute to Jerry Remy was no longer needed. A number of former teammates and broadcast partners paid tribute to Remy, a former Sox player and color commentator, during a special ceremony at Fenway Park on Wednesday; however, Orsillo was not included. Remy died at the age of 68 on Oct. 30, 2021, following his seventh lung cancer diagnosis. “I was offered the opportunity to do a video message for my friend and former partner Jerry Remy for tonight’s ceremony at Fenway Park. Sadly, I was notified by Red Sox/NESN that my video would no longer be needed for tonight’s ceremony,” Orsillo said in a tweet.Orsillo posted his full message he planned to share in the tweet.JerryHey, Boston, Don Orsillo here working tonight in San Diego.I would like to thank the Red Sox for the opportunity to talk about my friend.Jerry. .. I miss you every day. I miss your friendship, your daily texts, but mostly your laugh. Without you Rem, I am not in the Major Leagues today. We worked together 15 years, and the last 13 you battled. I never thought you would lose. The strongest person I have ever known. Thank you to the Fenway Faithful and Red Sox Nation. I promise you Jerry knew how much you loved him and it kept him fighting to the end.I would like to thank the Red Sox players for wearing the Remy 2 patch this year…it is so very worthy.To Phoebe and the Remy family. I love you all and share in your great pain.Jerry… Thank you is not enough for everything you have done for me in my life or my career.I love you, Rem!Boston Red Sox President and CEO Sam Kennedy said in a statement that former teammates and broadcast partners were invited to share their tributes, but Kennedy did not indicate if Orsillo was included in that group. “So much thought, consideration and love was put into yesterday’s ceremony honoring Jerry and his impact. We extended invitations to train teammates and broadcast partners who spent a considerable amount of time working alongside him,” Kennedy said. “We are grateful to the overwhelming turnout of coworkers and teammates who attended at Fenway Park to say a final farewell to a true gem .”

Former Red Sox Announcer Don Orsillo is expressing his disappointment after he says he was told his tribute to Jerry Remy was no longer needed.

A number of former teammates and broadcast partners paid tribute to Remy, a former Sox player and color commentator, during a special ceremony at Fenway Park on Wednesday; however, Orsillo was not included.

Remy died at the age of 68 on Oct. 30, 2021, following his seventh lung cancer diagnosis.

“I was offered the opportunity to do a video message for my friend and former partner Jerry Remy for tonight’s ceremony at Fenway Park. Sadly, I was notified by Red Sox/NESN that my video would no longer be needed for tonight’s ceremony,” Orsillo said in a tweet.

Orsillo posted his full message he planned to share in the tweet.

jerry

Hey, Boston, Don Orsillo here working tonight in San Diego.

I would like to thank the Red Sox for the opportunity to talk about my friend.

Jerry… I miss you every day. I miss your friendship, your daily texts, but mostly your laugh.

Without you Rem, I am not in the Major Leagues today.

We worked together 15 years, and the last 13 you battled. I never thought you would lose. The strongest person I have ever known.

Thank you to the Fenway Faithful and Red Sox Nation. I promise you Jerry knew how much you loved him and it kept him fighting to the end.

I would like to thank the Red Sox players for wearing the Remy 2 patch this year…it is so very worthy.

To Phoebe and the Remy family. I love you all and share in your great bread.

Jerry… Thank you is not enough for everything you have done for me in my life or my career.

I love you, Rem!

Boston Red Sox President and CEO Sam Kennedy said in a statement that former teammates and broadcast partners were invited to share their tributes, but Kennedy did not indicate if Orsillo was included in that group.

“So much thought, consideration and love was put into yesterday’s ceremony honoring Jerry and his impact. We extended invitations to train teammates and broadcast partners who spent a considerable amount of time working alongside him,” Kennedy said. “We are grateful to the overwhelming turnout of coworkers and teammates who attended at Fenway Park to say a final farewell to a true gem .”

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