Posted by David Lefort, Boston.com Staff June 24, 2008 04:50 PM
The Red Sox will honor popular television analyst and former player Jerry Remy during tonight's game at Fenway Park. The following press release excerpt from NESN runs down tonight's pregame ceremonies:
NESN and the Boston Red Sox celebrate Jerry Remy Day today at Fenway Park. In recognition of his 20 years as NESN’s Red Sox analyst, Jerry will be honored in a special pre-game ceremony before tonight’s game against Arizona.
The on-field ceremony will be hosted by NESN’s play-by-play announcer Don Orsillo and carried live on NESN. Jerry will be joined on the field by members of his family, former teammates and coaches, Carlton Fisk, Dennis Eckersley, Rick Burleson, Dwight Evans, Walt Hriniak and Bob Stanley. Also present for the ceremony will be Red Sox chairman Tom Werner and former broadcast partners Bob Kurtz and Sean McDonough.
The ceremony consists of a series of videos highlighting Jerry’s career as an analyst, and a special gift presentation to Jerry by NESN president Sean McGrail. The ceremony will conclude with Jerry throwing out the ceremonial first pitch to Carlton Fisk.
In addition to the on-field ceremony, Mayor Tom Menino will visit Jerry in the broadcast booth during the game to proclaim June 24th as “Jerry Remy Day” in the city of Boston. NESN and NESN.com are also running congratulatory recorded messages from some celebrities who are Red Sox fans including Ben Affleck, Michael Chiklis, Lenny Clarke, Stephen King, Denis Leary, Conan O’Brien, Mike O’Malley, Matt Siegel and Jack Welch.