The Red Sox’ Jerry Remy tribute ceremony had one glaring absence in Don Orsillo. Remy’s former broadcast partner told his side of the story. And now, the Red Sox have told theirs – technically.
Quick recap: Orsillo tweeted late Wednesday night that he was originally expected to deliver a video message as part of the pregame ceremony at Fenway Park honoring Remy, who passed away in October. But the Red Sox and NESN apparently told him that the video “would no longer be needed.”
Dustin Pedroia addresses the crowd as Don Orsillo looks on before the Red Sox players board the duck boats for the World Series victory parade for the Boston Red Sox on November 2, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Gail Oskin/Getty Images)
Don Orsillo emcee's Champions for Children's Gala at Seaport World Trade Center benefitting Boston Children's Hospital December 2, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images for BCH)
Stephen Drew addresses the crowd at Fenway Park as Don Orsillo looks on before boarding the duck boats for the Boston Red Sox victory parade on November 2, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Gail Oskin/Getty Images)
A fan holds a sign for Don Orsillo, during his last game as the play-by-play announcer for Boston Red Sox games on the New England Sports Network, before a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park on September 27, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Rich Gagnon/Getty Images)