From the Archives | 2009
The other side of Jerry Remy
Whether as broadcaster or big league player, Jerry Remy has always approached his job the same way. He’s one of the first people to show up at the park and one of the first to leave. As he sees it, there’s a lot of preparation you can do before a game to improve your odds of success. Afterward, it’s all just spin and rehash, and Remy is allergic to both. That’s why, during a typical Fenway game, he begins packing his things by the eighth inning and is cruising home in his Lexus within minutes of the game’s final out. Likewise, when the season’s over, he’s content to stay away from the team and off the airwaves, preferring to sit alone in his den, in front of his 70-inch flat screen, and smoke his Marlboro Reds.