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Red Sox Broadcaster Diagnosed With Cancer

Photo: Christopher Evans/Boston Herald

Legendary Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy has been diagnosed with cancer again, NESN announced Tuesday.

This marks the sixth time Remy has been diagnosed with cancer. The previous five times he was diagnosed with the disease, it was lung cancer, so it seems likely that it’s the same thing again this time.

Remy missed part of last season as a result of undergoing chemotherapy for the first time but arrived in Fort Myers cancer free this spring. Remy has been the color commentator of Red Sox baseball since 1988, and a staple of Red Sox coverage as ‘the Rem Dawg.’

NESN has not announced if Remy will be sidelined for an extended amount of time, but his appearances may be spotty over the coming weeks. Dennis Eckersley, Steve Lyons, Jonny Gomes and others are likely fill-ins for the gig alongside Dave O’Brien.

Red Sox nation and baseball fans alike are wishing Jerry a quick and healthy recovery, as he goes to battle against cancer for the sixth time.

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6 Comments on Red Sox Broadcaster Diagnosed With Cancer

  1. val gibson // August 7, 2018 at 3:39 pm // Reply

    I am so hear about the Cancer is back will be praying for you & Your Family God Bless You Always

  2. paul baranofsky // August 7, 2018 at 4:46 pm // Reply

    this sucks.No one should have to go thru this dreaded disease ever

  3. Lois N. Cohen // August 7, 2018 at 4:52 pm // Reply

    Wishing Jerry well. What a shame this is… Prayers being sent his way…..

  4. Wishing you the best Remdawg!

  5. This is awful news! RemDawg, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Patricia Kornreich // August 8, 2018 at 12:17 am // Reply

    So sorry you must continue this fight against this horrific disease. May you soon have a complete total lasting recovery and may you not suffer pain Any more.

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