Don Orsillo Shares Emotional Tribute to Broadcast Mate Jerry Remy

From 2001 through 2015, the partnership of Jerry Remy and Don Orsillo was an everyday experience for Red Sox fans. The broadcasting duo combined humor, insight, and an easygoing style characterized by their friendship.

Remy, the former Red Sox infielder and longtime NESN color analyst, died Saturday at age 68 after an extended battle with cancer. Few had a stronger bond with Remy than Orsillo, who was Remy’s broadcast partner as NESN’s play-by-play announcer for 15 years.

In the wake of the news of Remy’s death, Orsillo—now the play-by-play announcer for the Padres—shared his emotional reaction.

“Thank you for 21 years of friendship. I am nowhere today without you,” Orsillo wrote. “Showed me the right @MLB way. I know I will text you 3 times a day still. I am lost.”

Orsillo and Remy were together for arguably the greatest stretch in Red Sox history, calling games for three championship teams and witnessing the end of Boston’s 86-year title drought.

The duo also endeared themselves to generations of Red Sox fans with an obvious friendship that led to some hilarious on-air moments — a few of which Orsillo shared Sunday on Twitter.