BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Red Sox fans are honoring late Red Sox broadcaster and second-baseman Jerry Remy, who died this weekend after a battle with cancer.
Fans lining up for a tour of Fenway Park on Sunday morning were just learning of Remy's death.
"I think it's very sad for the Red Sox, I know when I was a kid he was very fun to watch," said one fan.
Remy played second base for the Red Sox in the late 1970's and early 1980's, and then was a Red Sox broadcaster and commentator for the next 33 years.
"He represented Boston, he spoke for so many fans," said Jackie from Malden. He would have been 69 on November 8.
WBZ-TV Sportscaster Dan Roche said Remy's connection with the fans went back to his roots, which let him have a special bond with the fans. He was born in Fall River, and raised in Somerset.
"This guy was born in New England, raised in New England, played for the Red Sox, now he's commenting for the Red Sox, he's good in my book, and I think that's how we all looked at him," he said.
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