The wait is over. Jerry Remy will return to NESN’s broadcast booth on a part-time basis beginning Friday when the Red Sox host the New York Yankees. Jerry will be back alongside play-by-play man Don Orsillo to resume his role as color commentator.
Remy was on live with Red Sox GameDay Live host Tom Caron on Wednesday prior to the Sox’ game in Toronto. Full video of the interview is available below.
Jerry took a leave of absence in May to fully recover from the effects of lung cancer surgery, which included a bout with depression.
“I want to thank NESN, the Red Sox and all of Red Sox Nation for their incredible level of support,” said Remy. “I’m really looking forward to getting back to work and doing the job that I miss terribly.”
Jerry began broadcasting Red Sox games for NESN in 1988 and has become an institution in New England. His ability to connect with fans is legendary, and many view him as one of the family.
“We are thrilled that Jerry is ready to get back in the booth this week,” said NESN president Sean McGrail. “He is an important part of the NESN family, and we are all very happy that he will be back in his familiar spot next to Don Orsillo on Friday.”
With Jerry unavailable, Orsillo has had the task of building chemistry on the fly. Dennis Eckersley and Dave Roberts have filled in the most for Jerry.