NESN extends Remy's contract through 2010The New England Sports Network has extended the contract of Red Sox color analyst Jerry Remy through the 2010 season.
We believe Jerry is one of the best color analysts in the major leagues and we wanted to ensure he would remain on the NESN team for many years to come, said Sean McGrail, NESN president. We are very fortunate to have such a talented broadcaster, and a true ambassador for the network and the Red Sox organization.
Remy has served as NESNs Red Sox color analyst since 1988 when he teamed with legendary play-by-play announcer Ned Martin. Now in his 18th season, Remy has broadcast over 2,300 Red Sox games. The Somerset, Massachusetts native grew up a Red Sox fan and remains very accessible through personal appearances, his own website, and his weekly Q&A feature on NESN.com.
As a player, Remy enjoyed a 10 year major league career including 7 years at second base with the Red Sox (1978-85). A fan favorite for his hustling style of play, Remy had one of his best years in 1978 when he stole 30 bases and was selected to the American League All-Star team.
Ive enjoyed the best job in baseball for the past 18 years, working with some great people on the production crew and sharing the booth with some incredibly talented announcers; from Ned Martin and Bob Kurtz, to Sean McDonough and Don Orsillo, said Jerry Remy. NESN and the Red Sox have been very supportive over the years, and I appreciate the confidence they have shown in me.