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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - OCTOBER 05: Jerry Remy, Hall of Famer and Boston Red Sox broadcaster, reacts after the ceremonial first pitch during the American League Wild Card game against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park on October 05, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Red Sox players will be wearing a commemorative patch on their jerseys all season long to honor Jerry Remy.

It really hadn’t hit me until seeing this tweet that this will be the first Red Sox season since Jerry Remy passed away.  My favorite Rem Dawg moments were always when he was in the booth with Don Orsillo, but any game was better with Jerry Remy’s commentary.

The Red Sox announced today that, “Red Sox players will wear a black commemorative patch featuring Remy’s name in red with his jersey number 2 displayed in white beneath it to memorialize the honorary President of Red Sox Nation.  The patch will be worn throughout the season, with the exception of the Fenway Park home opener on April 15 when a ’42’ patch celebrating Jackie Robinson will be worn by all 30 clubs.”

The Red Sox will also honor Jerry Remy during pregame ceremonies on April 20th at Fenway when the Red Sox take on the Blue Jays and NESN will debut an hour-long special called, “Remembering Jerry” on April 6th at 8pm.

RIP Rem Dawg.  You will be missed this season and beyond.