Skip to content

Jerry Remy announces that he will return to Red Sox broadcasts this year

Jan 27, 2014, 6:33 PM EDT

Jerry Remy AP

Red Sox color commentator Jerry Remy left the broadcast booth last August after his son was charged with murder, but he announced today that he will return for the 2014 season.

According to Rob Bradford of WEEI.com, Remy spoke for about 30 minutes this afternoon in front of a small group of reporters and admitted that he was leaning toward not returning until recently. However, the support from his family and friends and a clean bill of health were motivators for him to rejoin play-by-play man Don Orsillo.

Here’s part of his statement from this afternoon:

“€œRight around the turn of the year, after a miserable holiday season, that baseball clock clicks in a little bit, and people reminded me — my inner circle of friends and my wife — about my career and where it came from and where it is. I got drafted as a baseball player. I got drafted last and made it to the big leagues. I wanted to quit. My father talked me out of it. I made it to the big leagues. When I started this job — awful. I was terrible. I couldn’€™t wait for the first season to be over because I wanted out. I didn’€™t quit. I continued on for 26 years. When I got cancer, I wanted to quit. I didn’€™t. It threw me into a depression. I came back. I continued on. Some of these things started to resonate a little bit with me. I’€™ve never been a quitter, and I don’€™t intend to be one now. I’€™ve been in professional baseball in some capacity for 40 years. It’€™s what I do. It’€™s what I know. It’€™s where my comfort level is. It’€™s where I feel I belong and where I feel that I’€™m going to continue to do so for as long as possible.”

Remy’s son, Jared, has pleaded not guilty to the murder of his girlfriend, Jennifer Martel. The trial is set for October 7.

In addition to announcing his return today, Remy passed along his deepest sympathies to the Martel family. He and his wife have filed have filed for custody of Jared and Jennifer’€™s daughter along with two other parties, including the Martels.

Latest Posts
  1. Shane Victorino could be activated Wednesday

    Apr 22, 2014, 11:20 PM EDT

    shane victorino getty Getty Images

    CSNNewEngland.com’s Sean McAdam reports that outfielder Shane Victorino may be activated from the disabled list Wednesday if he makes it through his third minor league rehab game Tuesday night at Triple-A Pawtucket without experiencing any issues.

  2. Adam Wainwright leaves start with hyperextended knee

    Apr 22, 2014, 10:01 PM EDT

    adam wainwright getty Getty Images

    Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright landed awkwardly while trying to chase down a high-chopper off the bat of Chris Young in the seventh inning Tuesday at Citi Field and left the game with a hyperextended right knee.

  3. This is the fan who caught Albert Pujols’ 500th homer …

    Apr 22, 2014, 9:17 PM EDT

    pujols homer fan

    Angels fan Tim Sherrill, a resident of Ponoma, California and a member of the United States Air Force, caught Albert Pujols’ 500th career home run on Tuesday night in the nation’s capital …

  4. Albert Pujols becomes 26th member of 500 home run club

    Apr 22, 2014, 8:53 PM EDT

    pujols getty Getty Images

    Albert Pujols hit a three-run shot to left field off Nationals starter Taylor Jordan in the top of the first inning and then crushed a two-run bomb to deep left-center off Jordan in the top of the fifth for the 499th and 500th home runs of his 14-year major league career on Tuesday night in Washington, D.C.

  5. Manny Machado cleared to begin playing in rehab games

    Apr 22, 2014, 8:39 PM EDT

    manny machado getty Getty Images

    Manny Machado will soon be one phone call away from rejoining the Orioles’ active major league roster. According to Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun, the young third baseman has been cleared to embark on a minor league rehab assignment this Friday with the High-A Frederick Keys.

  6. VIDEO: Albert Pujols slugs 499th career home run

    Apr 22, 2014, 7:51 PM EDT

    albert pujols getty Getty Images

    Watch as Albert Pujols hits his 499th career home run Tuesday off Nationals starter Taylor Jordan …

  7. Matt Moore undergoes Tommy John surgery

    Apr 22, 2014, 7:07 PM EDT

    matt moore getty Getty Images

    Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports that Rays left-hander Matt Moore underwent Tommy John reconstructive surgery, as scheduled, Tuesday on his pitching elbow. The procedure was conducted by Dr. James Andrews and deemed a success.

  8. Vidal Nuno named Yankees’ new fifth starter

    Apr 22, 2014, 6:24 PM EDT

    vidal nuno getty Getty Images

    Ivan Nova was diagnosed Sunday with a partially-torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and is expected to undergo season-ending Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. That leaves a big gap in the Yankees’ starting rotation — one that will be filled, at least initially, by left-hander Vidal Nuno.

  9. The Red Sox have a “sleep room” and use sleep study research to optimize player performance

    Apr 22, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT

    red sox logo

    I’ll sleep when I’m dead. Or when Napoli gets out of the sleep room so that I can have a turn. Jeez, what’s up with that guy?

  10. Josh Lueke is a rapist. How often does that bear repeating?

    Apr 22, 2014, 4:40 PM EDT

    Josh Lueke

    Some folks would say never enough. I’d agree.

  11. Doctors recommend Tommy John surgery for Ivan Nova

    Apr 22, 2014, 4:18 PM EDT

    ivan nova yankees getty Getty Images

    Ivan Nova went for a second opinion after being diagnosed with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament and another doctor agreed with the initial verdict, recommending that the Yankees right-hander undergo season-ending Tommy John elbow surgery.

  12. MLB suspends Martin Maldonado, Carlos Gomez, Travis Snider, and Russell Martin for Easter brawl

    Apr 22, 2014, 3:20 PM EDT

    Russell Martin AP AP

    MLB has handed out suspensions for the Easter afternoon brawl between the Brewers and Pirates.

  13. “Respect the Game?” Phooey.

    Apr 22, 2014, 3:08 PM EDT

    carlos gomez getty Getty Images

    Baseball has survived “threats” like Carlos Gomez before. And has even thrived because of them. Should guys like him respect the game? How sad that’d be.

  14. HBT Daily: Trout vs. Harper is a marathon, not a sprint

    Apr 22, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

    HBT Daily Logo

    And talking about baseball stars going “head-to-head” is kinda meaningless.

  15. Report: Martin Maldonado suspended five games for brawl

    Apr 22, 2014, 1:27 PM EDT

    Travis Snider black eye AP

    No official word from MLB yet, but Buster Olney of ESPN.com reports that Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado has been suspended five games and fined $2,500 for his role in Sunday afternoon’s brawl with the Pirates.

  16. Ryan Dempster hired by MLB Network

    Apr 22, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    ryan dempster getty Getty Images

    MLB Network now has approximately 3,457 major leaguers on staff. Ryan Dempster is the newest.

  17. Bob Uecker is getting a second statue at Miller Park

    Apr 22, 2014, 11:31 AM EDT

    Bob Uecker AP

    Guess what: it’s not in the front row.

  18. Yankees activate David Robertson from the disabled list

    Apr 22, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    David Robertson AP

    Yankees closer David Robertson is back from the disabled list after missing the past two weeks with a strained groin.

  19. James Paxton out until at least late May

    Apr 22, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    james paxton getty Getty Images

    Left-hander James Paxton has been on the disabled list since April 9 and Adam Jude of the Seattle Times reports that the Mariners rookie is unlikely to rejoin the rotation until at least late May.

  20. Salvador Perez line drive broke Royals first base coach Rusty Kuntz’s wrist

    Apr 22, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Luis Mendoza, Rusty Kuntz AP

    Batting practice can be a dangerous place, as Royals first base coach Rusty Kuntz unfortunately learned Monday when a Salvador Perez line drive broke his wrist.

Featured video

Harper vs. Trout? It's just the opening act
Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. I. Davis (3793)
  2. M. Machado (2545)
  3. M. Minor (2530)
  4. D. Robertson (2497)
  5. K. Farnsworth (2482)
  1. M. Cuddyer (2412)
  2. G. Springer (2380)
  3. C. Kershaw (2224)
  4. J. Mejia (2213)
  5. C. Gonzalez (2201)