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Jerry Remy Sick, Flies Home

For more on Jerry’s health in 2011…read about his bout with pneumonia.
UPDATE (08/12/09): Jerry Remy returns to Fenway Park for the first time since May, and could return to the booth soon.

UPDATE (08/05/09): According to his son, Jerry is now cancer-free and feeling better! There’s no timetable for his return, though…

UPDATE (05/06/09): Jerry Remy will be taking an indefinite leave from NESN after undergoing cancer surgery. More from

New England Sports Network has announced Jerry Remy, the beloved color commentator of NESN’s Red Sox telecasts and president of Red Sox Nation, will be taking an indefinite leave from the broadcast booth to recover from cancer surgery.

“I want to focus on completing my recovery,” Remy said in a report posted on, “so that I can return to work without distractions or interruptions.”

So, you just turned on the game and asked yourself, what is that weird voice with Don Orsillo? Where’s the Rem-Dawg?

Legendary Red Sox announcer Jerry Remy has decided to fly home from the Red Sox road trip due to an illness. According to the Globe, his symptoms “are the same as those that kept him sidelined for the outset of spring training.”

Remy could be back for Wednesday’s game against the Cleveland Indians. Buck Martinez, Dennis Eckersley, and others will continue to fill in for Remy with Don Orsillo for NESN broadcasts.

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126 comments for “Jerry Remy Sick, Flies Home”

  1. Remdawg,

    We miss you in Boyds, MD. Keep fighting, big fella!

    Posted by Owen and Michaela | June 12, 2009, 9:29 pm
  2. Jerry, miss your great wit !! Actually, Dennis is coming up with some one liners that are quite funny and he doesn’t even know he’s doing it. Saying a prayer for your speedy recovery !!

    Posted by Jeanne | June 15, 2009, 6:53 pm
  3. jerry, watching the game is not the same without you. get well soon

    Posted by joe t | June 16, 2009, 9:40 pm
  4. Hey Jerry, we sure miss you in Conn. Hope you come back soon.

    Posted by Ruth | June 19, 2009, 8:56 am
  5. Hi Jerry,
    Miss you! The games aren’t the
    same without your voice.
    Best wishes for a quick recovery.
    God bless you.
    Betty from East Hartford, CT

    Posted by betty | June 20, 2009, 12:25 pm
  6. Hi Jerry….I hadn’t heard. Hope you are recovering and will be back soon. I lived in Orange County in the 70’s and went to many Angel’s games. You were a helluve second baseman!

    John in Maine

    Posted by John Coleman | June 26, 2009, 8:36 pm
  7. Jerry, you are missed! The nation hopes you are getting better. Your tidbits on all the players and the game really makes the show! That and the banter with Don. Hope you are well enough to rejoin the games soon. Be well!!

    Posted by Katie | June 28, 2009, 2:28 pm
  8. Jerry hope that your better and on the road back to NESN soon as we miss you and pray for you. Hope to see you after the All-Star games. It’s not the same with out you.
    The Burdick family all miss you.

    Posted by Betty Burdick | July 3, 2009, 10:17 am
  9. Jerry, Watching the Red Sox just isn’t the same with out you…We miss your funny stories!!You make us laugh! Get well soon.

    Posted by Kelly and Dean | July 7, 2009, 7:59 pm
  10. I have been in Tampa for 4 baseball seasons and am returning to MA shortly for good. My family up there didn’t tell me what happened with you. My prayers are with you and your family. Take good care of yourself, heal your body Red Sox Nation misses your voice.

    God bless you and your family.

    Posted by Karin Duarte | July 12, 2009, 9:58 am
  11. Jerry:

    I hope all is well with your recovery. One thing that will help your recovery speed up is watching ECK try and do your job. I think you know where I am going with this. Get well soon! We REALLY REALLY REALLY miss you. Maybe Don will let you use the NESN Helicopter when you are ready to make your return!!!!
    On a more serious note: Our prayers are with you and your family. Take care and may you have a smooth and speedy recovery Dave H

    Posted by Dave H | July 19, 2009, 4:49 pm
  12. I keep looking and listening for updates about Jerry’s health progress and there is nothing. Why is this? So many people in Red Sox nation care. I know Jerry is a very private person but there must be something you can tell us.

    A concerned fan.

    Posted by Maria Toce | July 24, 2009, 8:04 pm
  13. Hey Jerry we all miss you COME BACK SOON

    Posted by Patty | July 26, 2009, 8:43 pm
  14. I miss you every game, it’s not the same without you. Have a speedy recovery!

    Posted by Mikki from Buffalo | July 29, 2009, 8:19 pm
  15. Hey Jerry .. We MISS you!! We are all very concerned …. NESN is not the same without you! I wish you and your family the best and hope you’re able to return soon!

    Posted by greg | July 30, 2009, 12:50 pm
  16. All the best to you jerry.I live in montana and miss u on ur NESN telecasts greatly!!! Keep that air guitar goin buddy.

    Posted by james | August 2, 2009, 8:37 pm
  17. […] ⋅ August 5, 2009 at 3:32pm ⋅ Post a comment Jerry Remy has been out since May while recovering from off-season lung cancer surgery. According to his son Jared, Jerry is feeling much better and is now cancer-free. It still remains […]

    Posted by Jerry Remy Update: Cancer-Free | Sports of Boston | August 5, 2009, 3:32 pm
  18. Hey Jerry …. so glad you are feeling better. Can hardly wait for you to come back. You are such a riot on tv. I used to go down to spring training when you were at Winter Haven in the late 70s, early 80s. Take care of yourself. Come back as soon as you can!!!

    Posted by Cheri Culleton | August 10, 2009, 7:20 pm
  19. […] By Chris in Featured, Red Sox ⋅ August 19, 2009 at 10:48pm ⋅ Post a comment After a long battle with depression after lung cancer surgery, Jerry Remy is headed back to the broadcasting booth. […]

    Posted by Jerry Remy to Return on Friday Against Yankees | Sports of Boston | August 19, 2009, 10:48 pm
  20. […] "Jerry Remy Signs Contract Extension with NESN" }); After a tumultuous 2009 that included a cancer scare, a lot of time off, and a bout with depression, Jerry Remy has returned to the Red Sox booth […]

    Posted by Jerry Remy Signs Contract Extension with NESN | Sports of Boston | July 22, 2010, 9:51 pm
  21. Gerry, Whatever you have, hope it’s not serious my friend, you and Don are the best team in baseball, we always look forward to the games you both are doing together on NESN, the Red Sox Nation wouldn’t be the same without you.

    Get Well & God Bless you,

    Joe & Irene Moreau

    Posted by Joe & Irene Moreau | May 2, 2011, 8:04 pm
  22. Remdawg get well soon , we miss you in the booth its just not the same w/o you …. May God bless you Remy …

    Posted by Medeiros Family | May 10, 2011, 3:52 pm
  23. Miss you Gerry. Please get better!! My husband and I watch all the games and cannot wait to listen to you and Don. Love your laugh. Hurry back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted by Mary Ellen Gagnon | May 10, 2011, 7:11 pm
  24. Miss you, Jerry. My husband and I watch all the games and cannot wait to listen to you and Don. You really make it interesting! Hurry Back. WE MISS YOU!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted by Mary Ellen Gagnon | May 10, 2011, 7:18 pm
  25. best wishes from Long Island NY REMDOG

    red sox nation lives on

    m quirk Brookhaven NY

    Posted by marty | May 12, 2011, 4:42 pm
  26. we miss you jerry hope you have a speedy recovery and come back to us love ya

    Posted by CLAIRE&EDDIE CONRAD | June 9, 2013, 2:18 pm

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