Director’s Cut: Getting To Know NESN’s Boston Red Sox Broadcast Crew


Jul 9, 2014

Don Orsillo Jerry RemyEditor’s note: Michael Narracci is the coordinating director of Red Sox broadcasts on NESN and has spent 14 seasons with the network. This is the seventh installment of his “Director’s Cut,” a behind-the-scenes look at NESN’s Red Sox game coverage.

You probably know Don Orsillo, Jerry Remy and Gary Striewski as NESN’s Boston Red Sox baseball talent, but how much do you really know about them?

I recently received from a friend a chain email entitled “4 Things.” It was a series of questions to which you provide four answers, then forward to a bunch of people, who then answer the questions and forward it to their friends, and so on.

I decided to give it to our crew and see what we came up with. Here are the “4 Things” for Don, Jerry, Gary, Jim Daddona (producer), myself (director) and Kevin Cedergren (graphics producer):

Four jobs I have had in my life

Don: Worked at Marineland, Pacific Pizza, L.A. Open intern, Red Sox radio statistician

Jerry: Baseball player, construction laborer, cloth salesman, elevator operator

Gary: Baseball umpire, amusement park attendant, shoe salesman, finance specialist

Jim: Promotions producer, master control supervisor, master control operator, videographer

Mike: Lifeguard/swim instructor, window washer, dishwasher, painter

Kevin: Summertime deck chef, tennis court maintenance, Oil/Gas tank painter, production assistant for the 2006 World Cup

Four movies I watch over and over

Don: The Godfather (Parts I, II and III), Goodfellas, A Few Good Men, Field of Dreams

Jerry: The Godfather, Casino, Goodfellas, Raging Bull

Gary: Ninja Assassin, any Disney movie, whatever is free on FX, Hardball

Jim: Jaws, The Shawshank Redemption, Rocky, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Mike: The Godfather, The Hunt for Red October, The Dark Knight, Wedding Crashers

Kevin: Dumb and Dumber, Elf, Back to the Future, Band of Bearded Brothers

Four TV shows I watch

Don: CSI: Miami, CSI: Vegas, Curb Your Enthusiasm, CSI: New York

Jerry: CSI: Miami, CSI: Vegas, Two and a Half Men, Curb Your Enthusiasm

Gary: Cops, The Office, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, The First 48

Jim: The Big Bang Theory, Breaking Bad, Parks and Recreation, Veep

Mike: Hawaii Five-O, Criminal Minds, Nashville, Blue Bloods

Kevin: House Hunters, Survivorman, Property Brothers, 24

Four unusual or interesting places I have been

Don: Tokyo, Rome, Mexican Riviera, Caribbean

Jerry: Tokyo, Studio 54, my recliner, Bob Levine’s Gulfstream 4

Gary: The DMZ, The White House, all but 24 MLB stadiums, the Red Sox’s clubhouse

Jim: Death Valley, Lauterbrunen, Switzerland; Bryce Canyon, Yosemite

Mike: Scuba diving in the Living Seas Exhibit at EPCOT, the Panama Canal, in a UH-1 Huey helicopter, hiking Runyon Canyon

Kevin: Tasmania, Machu Picchu, New Zealand, 14,000 feet above sea level in Colorado

Four favorite foods

Don: Lobster, crab, steak, oysters

Jerry: Pasta, steak, chicken fajitas, lobster

Gary: Korean food, Chipotle, jalapeno chips, green bean casserole

Jim: Ice cream, eggplant parm, pulled pork, key lime pie

Mike: Steak, pizza, eggplant parm, sushi

Kevin: BBQ, pizza, cheesecake, Rogers Centre breakfast buffet

Four places I would rather be right now

Don: Hawaii, St. Thomas, Bermuda, Ft. Myers

Jerry: Aruba, Turks and Caicos, Cayman Islands, the Moon

Gary: Trick Question???, Behind an unlocked armored car that is about to tip over, a hut on stilts in Maldives, anywhere with AC

Jim: Anywhere else, the beach, a long bike ride

Mike: Cape Cod; Cabo San Lucas; Panzano, Chianti, Italy; Aruba

Kevin: Hiking in the mountains, Australia, Colorado, on a beach

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