Slideshow: Jerry Remy and Don Orsillo Amongst the People

While there are a number of things one might reasonably detest about the Boston Red Sox and the club’s attendant culture, one of those things is not the club’s television broadcast team, ministers of insouciance Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy. For whatever their flaws, Orsillo and Remy are manifestly dedicated to the proposition that the point of watching baseball is to extract enjoyment from it. And if the play of the team itself has facilitated fewer opportunities for pleasure in recent seasons, Orsillo and Remy have remained playful and accessible on air.

Therefore, it was not surprising to find — during the final inning of Boston’s final spring-training game at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida — it was not surprising to find the pair (and especially Remy) signing various souvenirs and interacting with fans directly from the press box even as play continued.

Here, via the sophisticated medium of slideshow, are select images from the episode in question:

Images from MLB.TV footage of Saturday’s Red Sox-Twins game.




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  1. Bip says:

    insouciance

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  2. Dan Rozenson says:

    I rue, as a Yankees fan, how woefully inferior the Yankees broadcast people are to the NESN crew. I prefer to watch Yankee–Red Sox games using the NESN broadcast.

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  3. Pedantic A**hole says:

    Did anyone else hear the extensive coaching Jerry gave Don regarding train travel? Touching.

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  4. Marsha M says:

    I can’t see the video but would like to get this questions to Jerry and/or Don.

    Do either of you remember a song with these words in it, “4 foul balls you’re out”? This was in a song by the Statler Brothers call Do You Remember.

    Hi Jerry and Don,

    Do either of you remember a song with these words in it, “4 foul balls you’re out”? I have attached the words (highlighted with ***4 foul balls you’re out***) and you can look up the song.

    I wanted to know if this was ever true?

    Marsha M. (a Red Sox’s fan)

    The Statler Brothers – Do You Remember These Lyrics
    Do You Remember These Song Lyrics
    Saturday morning serials chapters 1 through 15
    Fly paper, penny loafers, Lucky Strike Green
    Flat tops, sock hops, Studebaker, Pepsi Please
    Ahh, do you remember these?

    Cigar Bands, on your hand, your daddy’s socks rolled down
    Sticks, snow floats and aviator caps with flaps that button down
    Movie stars on Dixie Cup tops, and knickers to your knees
    Ahh, do you remember these?

    The Hit Parade, grape Tru-Aid, The Sadie Hawkins Dance
    Pedal pushers, duck tail hair and peggin’ your pants
    Howdie-Doodie, Tutti-Frutti, the seam up the back of her hose
    Ahh, do you remember those?

    James Dean, he was keen, Sunday movies were taboo
    The Senior Prom, Judy’s mom, Rock-n-Roll was new
    Cracker Jack prize, stars in your eyes, as Daddy tore the keys
    Ahh, do you remember these?

    The boogey man, lemonade stands, takin’ your tonsils out
    Hindenburg, and wait your turn, and ***4 foul balls you’re out***
    Cigarette loads, and secret codes, and savin’ lucky stars
    Can you remember back that far?

    The boat neck shirts, and fender skirts and crinoline petticoats
    Mum’s the word, and a dirty bird and a double root beer float
    Moon hub caps, and loud heel taps, and he’s a real gone cat
    Ahh, do you remember that?

    Dancin’ close, little moron jokes, and cooties in her hair
    Captain Midnight, Ovaltine, and The Whip at the County Fair
    Charles Atlas Course, Roy Roger’s Horse, and only The Shadow knows
    Ahh, do you remember those?

    Gable’s charm, Frog in your arm, loud mufflers, pitchin’ woo
    Going steady, Veronica and Betty, white bucks, and Blue Suede Shoes
    Knock Knock jokes, and “Who’s there?”, Dewey, Dewey who?
    Do we, do we remember these? Yes, we do
    Ahh do we, do we remember these?

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