DETROIT — The Red Sox saw their five-game losing streak come to a close Wednesday night, as they beat the Tigers, 4-1, hitting three homers as a team. But in bigger news, longtime Red Sox color analyst Jerry Remy was diagnosed with lung cancer, and announced he’ll be stepping away from the NESN broadcast for a little while Wednesday afternoon.
After putting out a tweet for Remy when he heard the news earlier today, manager Alex Cora dedicated the win to the broadcaster.
“First things first, I texted with Jerry before the game, he said ‘get them going. Get them going. Let’s go.’ That was for him,” said Cora. “We’re gonna miss him, we’re gonna be fighting with him, I know you guys will too. So my prayers and my thoughts, not only from me but from the whole organization, with the RemDawg. I know he’s a fighter and he’s gonna be fine. We’re gonna fight with him.”
Remy, 68, has been the color analyst for the Red Sox since 1988, after ending his playing career with Boston in 1984. The beloved broadcaster will fight lung cancer for the fifth time in his life. Remy also stated that he hoped for a quick recovery, and to return to the broadcasting booth soon.
“He said to get them going, and I’m like ‘we’ll get them going but we’ll be fighting for you.’ This win is for him, I know it’s tough but we’re gonna be grinding with him,” Cora said. “He’s always been there for us. Not only for the players but for you guys, for the whole fanbase, and the whole organization. In this time we’re gonna stay together and we’re gonna be fighting with him.”
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