NESN analyst Jerry Remy has been battling lung cancer off-and-on since 2008. He’s had to miss games in ‘08, again in 2013 when his cancer returned, in 2017 (twice) and it recurred this season. But it appears that Remy has beaten the disease.
Over the weekend, Remy tweeted that he’s cancer free and he hopes it’s for good:
Friday was a very good day for me. Had my first scan since going through treatments. Highly successful. Cancer free for now and hopefully forever. So pleased !!!!
— Jerry Remy (RemDawg) (@Jerry_Remy) November 10, 2018
Remy had to leave NESN back in August to undergo treatment. He made sporadic appearances afterwards and was last seen in public during the Red Sox World Series victory parade in Boston on Halloween.
The former Red Sox and Angels second baseman has been a fixture in the NESN booth dating back to 1988 having called over 3,900 games. He’s become a popular personality throughout the New England region. His partners have included Sean McDonough, Don Orsillo and now Dave O’Brien.
In September, Remy said he would not retire from NESN, but acknowledged that he would have to cut back on his schedule due to his cancer. In 2017, Remy signed a multi-year contract that called for him to work 115 games per season. It’s not clear if he would try to work close to that amount in 2019 or work fewer games.
But that is something Remy and NESN will work out before Spring Training in February of 2019. In the meantime, the man known as “Rem Dawg” has reason to celebrate going into the holiday season knowing that he’s officially free from cancer.