NESN dedicates Fenway Park broadcast booth to Jerry Remy

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Jerry Remy was a fixture in NESN's Red Sox broadcast booth for more than 30 years. Now his name will be attached to that booth forever.

Prior to Friday's Red Sox home opener against the Minnesota Twins, NESN officially dedicated its Fenway Park booth as the "Jerry Remy Booth" with a new plaque that will hang at the entrance and flowers in front of Remy's usual seat.

Remy died on Oct. 30 at the age of 68 after years of battling cancer. He stepped away from the booth last August, but returned to Fenway for one final appearance on Oct. 5 when he threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the American League Wild Card Game.

Remy, who grew up in Somerset and played seven seasons with the Red Sox from 1978-84, began his broadcasting career with NESN in 1988 and stayed there right up through last season.

The Red Sox honored Remy before Friday's game as the closing part of an in memoriam video. It featured numerous highlights from throughout his playing and broadcasting career, including the famous 2007 "pizza toss" incident. Players and media members also wore commemorative patches with Remy's No. 2.

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