Originally posted on Down on the Yarn  |  Last updated 8/24/13
(Photo/Greg Anthony) The Boston Red Sox and NESN have been without their color commentator during Red Sox broadcasts while Jerry Remy stepped away for a leave of absence, following the arrest of Remy’s son Jared. Jared Remy was arrested on Aug. 16 for allegedly fatally stabbing his girlfriend, Jennifer Martel in Waltham, Mass. Dennis Eckersley has been filling in for the long-time broadcaster and by the sounds of it will be continuing at least through the next Red Sox home stand. The Red Sox start a three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday at Fenway Park in Boston, Mass. It is unclear if Red Sox Nation will see the return of Jerry Remy to the broadcast booth this season or ever. Some members of the media have expressed their ideas on having Eckersley permanently replacing the 25-year veteran of the NESN TV booth. Remy has been in the Red Sox broadcast booth for NESN since 1988 and has been at the side of Don Orsillo since 2001. Remy has missed time in 2009 recovering from lung cancer and depression. Additionally, he missed time after his cancer relapsed and a bout with pneumonia in 2012. We will have to wait and see what the higher ups at NESN decide to do in the broadcast booth, for now Eckersley will do for most Red Sox fans. The post Jerry Remy to Miss More Boston Red Sox Games appeared first on Down on the Yarn.
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