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Jerry Remy on his decision to return to the booth

Mar 28, 2014|

Red Sox color man jerry Remy joined the show to discuss his rationale for returning to the booth this season while his son faces first degree murder charges.

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

A joining us on the AT&T hotline is the person we've been discussing here this morning out for the better part of a week Jerry Remy joins us to morning Jerry -- are you. I don't gut I've -- I've never in the end I should -- never have rarely seen in in all my years of of doing this somebody people. Who are interested in and have an opinion about. Your life your family situation your son and your job and perhaps that's because. Everybody can relate. Because most people have kids and they say what what I do in that. Particular. Position. We read your piece are -- read your your statements in Dan Shaughnessy column today you plan on being in in Baltimore out what would dissuade you from continuing. Because I think you have -- right to do this and and maybe something changes in your mind down the road. But just give us the -- of your outlay of the land as it is in your mind right now jury because there are so many people in New England were interested in this story and your future. Well I mean first of all I can understand you know be. The people that are set you know with a -- serbians. -- that I expect that. I knew for a long time that there was a story that was gonna come out that was not cut. You know be -- to like he probably any means. And but that all that was taken into consideration before I mean my decision you know back in the I guess it was February than I was gonna come back so. You know I did come back to spring training at -- -- very comfortable doing in games. I you know Becker and that was important to meet him excuse me to be able to you know be in the boat and have some some peace. And doing the games and then it all that very question I was gonna go into the season and tonight. Can -- made a big deal about coming home for a week well two reasons that that was prearranged. And you know I'm just ready to go wanted to. To Baltimore now and begin the season. I don't know what else could possibly come out like I have no idea -- you know you get worse than this week. A you know what with the support of the Red Sox and Mets and you know my decision has made -- to go on it and you know hopefully in time those who. Don't like the -- -- will. You know come around here but -- -- actually understand how people feel. We had a pull up -- you know should he come back and it was 5050 and there was a lot of respondents want to. What kind of reaction are you getting I know Henry's support you know Warner does but what about that all the people out there and Red Sox Nation. Small -- Jerry you know I mean you know being around the ballpark. And Fort Myers was a very positive experience on me from the people would. You know. Majority of them wish -- well you know. -- Colombians and all that stuff and so I mean I didn't feel good you know like. You know I understand the other side actually get that -- you know not what I expected -- when I made my decision to -- -- And it all -- I just feel let -- I kept the ball in my life. And some some long. And and this is what I still enjoy doing look at I didn't enjoy doing what I'm I'm doing now. If I was at the end of my -- -- you know what I've got it up broadcast adamant on the second but it's a job that I love. I mean I still love it as much like the 26 years ago when you know when I started so. You know all I I feel like I have a right there to make a Lebanon and antsy to go on and and do my job in you know ultimately. As I sit in the past I would -- very Smart people you know and it will make the ultimate decision on. You know whether it is the right. Wrong and you know I hope it turns out be right back. And we we all have regrets and you have regrets about this this whole story in Tucson but. You specifically rushers say do you generally regret the links -- went the -- to win Choo went. To support and enable him that's the word of the day enable him do you wish. I told you in the past the last time we -- you know the court did you know we know what are we guilt the we're guilty of getting -- lawyers you know when he was in trouble we know who we below we. Charted. The end note you know we we tried our best. And it along the way to get him as much help as he possibly could. In infrastructure seem like you -- -- the daughter you know one and that cluster opening period then and you know we've -- his parents did you know that you're able yes you know we we paid lawyers you paper. Psychiatrist the paper that helped that we thought he needed. You know I think a lot of families so we understand that Adam would other sort of brought mark street you know. But that just wasn't our way now you know when you look back -- -- directives -- I I don't have an answer to. I really don't have an answer to that. Are you pay inferred Jerry's lawyer now Jerry. Yeah. Jerry hindsight hindsight being 22 running you sort of address this would you have knowing what you know now. Would you have walked away much earlier and -- you'd still have not walked away with that supports street financial emotional support streamed. Dried up and said Jerry I am done with -- or was that never and even knowing what you know now not an option. Now it would it was not an option meaning he's he was not signed -- signed -- we try to do the best we possibly could -- and now. The end. You know. Unless you go through something like this you targets like this that people have different ways of dealing with. With their own personal family and they and I was in a position where I felt that you know we could we could deal with it and a couple. And -- it -- in the proper help get the proper you know -- believe -- we tried everything we possibly could. And -- -- -- about -- odds in this. You know you look back and you say you know. Element in each you know but. Should have been things differently you know -- factors that you know he was a kid that couldn't hold on which we couldn't -- couldn't do that. And then it -- the particular market blows is that you know -- We wanted to best for my -- to hand you know he was living with a couple of hand in hand and I granddaughter it was area and we -- receiver -- -- street you know what man and -- get a life there are always urged. She'll obviously it's horrible now. But you know that's just the way we felt that. That of people we are at. So people can accept that and some people can't accept the sole. You know looking back I don't I would do things differently I really don't I think of the week did the best we possibly could. You know -- -- we over the loving parents. Try to -- You know what what we could too -- to get this kid I'm right back in the end and you know what we fails we -- that plane and simple then and there's no more you know -- no one of the best better way to describe it and we would successfully and and that and if people don't understand that well -- you know of the but I could make your mind at the parts that the prerogative that's our. Major setting aside last August when general -- lost her life the low point before that. At any point in a low point when the storms were raging the worst human Phoebe ever feel threatened. By Jared. No we didn't know did not go no we did not know but I got -- a year ago where we we always felt. Back you know it was a disaster waiting -- the -- on the corner and and that's why we you know always. But I tried to get him as much possible help that you can't and I said people are. Sometimes it takes two to tango Orton and and a lot of time with the angle it -- -- you know also. You know like. I guess I'd really don't know what more to say about that that particular subject you know I. Can't say if I had to go back and to a certain things different. That I would. But. You know I. It's been it's been awful there's been an absolutely horrible and it and you know so it's horrible for two families. And it's not something that I wish -- anybody that would absolutely were children. Because you know when you have children and then get home. And you guys do you know he would not feel about him and you try to do the right thing and the right thing that -- all news. Turn out right. MB considered just shut them off their. It done your on your -- -- a public defender. Well he's bigger it is the community deal with that if you do still. You can't you know. You that you got that -- we had a ton of money. And you'd that is you know TV wouldn't give to get a public because you know he's just able -- irons you know. So there's there's only caught between Iraq and -- players. Now so you know -- reputations of retribution that he deserves that. And you know whether it makes trial and I I I don't know you know it will do it happens to admit I didn't make of the trial -- -- -- notice which it has had. I Jerious intimately as you are involved and were involved in this story and knowing the details of all the you'll understand why. A number of women in -- all the women that crossed paths with your son. Refused to testify refused to do whatever they could to accelerate the process and -- the process of getting him behind bars you understand their mindset. And I don't understand it and manner and you know our I'll say one thing about the story you have to consider some of those losses are in this sort. Back came out without you know they've all had the option. A movie full right no holding back from the old bars and in the gambling. On anything to do with anything -- personal life for -- it was not about. The end any one of them wonders will pull it has some bit. You know it was there was no reluctance on top ought to have -- -- back. The end. You know very they had every right -- world to be -- so. You know I mean. It's it's exhausting and I don't know really well which was what -- say about it except that. You know it's been a terrible aren't a terrible tragedy. -- navigate checked back in and you know we believe we've reflect bad on on our soldiers. As Aaronson and in what we could about -- we do we do it daily. But. You know I that we somehow to find a way to move forward. End. The way are trying to move all orders but I do. And you know I think it's important for me to do that show my grandson. And actually my granddaughter and you know that. You've got to fight a little bit better got to continue linemen and you know and then I said. Red Sox Nation will make the ultimate decision they've been able make the decision believe you know in the I I said they were eyewitness why people don't well. If they know those -- so it. You say in the in the in his statement in the globe story that. McGee just sits on the allegations offer by the sources are blatantly false I guess and asked what specifically the nets story's false. I'm not -- geared to what you know into the bowl story of what's -- what's not all what I could tell you. Brett a lot of statements -- a lot of things out a minute where it would not accurate. Arm. Consider the sources are not going in the right. At all and get a job to do. But there's a lot more that we know. But he knows it and so I'll just leave it that. Did you pressure. The Red Sox in any way that. Allowed charity keep his job after did the 81 days after he got Ryan McMahon was that what. It's does seem strange of his last name were stolen you begin of that child waiting form after serving that sense I. I have no idea that something you would have to ask you look at you look at Florida I -- and I think that's a part of that I didn't even I would remember and -- you know -- you'd you'd have to ask levels which you know was in charge of -- and why -- but I didn't I didn't go. And and and request a job back. -- was -- only job he had his only source have been common last. And now here remote it will be critical of him. Jerry do you wish the judges in hindsight have been tougher on Jarrett when they had the opportunity and if you work offs that had a back on the street. Well I you know I don't understand the legal system you know if I mean I understand a little bit better Allah is in the last couple months pregnant before quick. Could some of them have been out probably so you know. They did spend 81 days in jail and we thought that there that was a wake up call -- -- while wondrous. But -- You know they're their decisions I'm probably come to the decision but I I really well outlets are that lawyer judge. You know. Stopped so. You know it's I'm guilty about it it -- get able. In terms they're going through the process and we accept that -- whatever the result was in oh should should -- or one of them -- put them away from. A longer period of time you know I've only make it hits and. It jury what does -- state of mind is there contrition there that you can detect. Yet you are -- I mean we you know we visit we we talk on the phone and he's obviously very concerned about as useful utterance. You know and then that got. Pretty much picked up a lot of the conversation. And but you know leopard Lee -- the rest -- it pretty much confidential and but you know he's well aware of where it is. One of the neighbors I believe was Christina hill said on the station that you or your wife pressured. Jennifer to allow. -- back in the house. But you and your statements say that's. That not false. -- She called upon reporting partners. If she wants but the -- nonsense. We did everything up I'll ought to try to help Jarrett -- he's -- we -- covered so I believe. We opt for a safe haven. You know I I do or die I die I don't wanna get into the habit the nitty gritty of umps got some of these accusations put. I can tell you that that Phoebe and I did everything we possibly Kurds -- To make it -- and two encouraged with the league to get out. Offer replaces Eric. In -- just didn't work out that way. Did you ever sit with a Doctor Who made any sense of this slick was it penchant for violence against women. It was their clinical explanation given to you that made any sense. Now that was all -- -- patient privilege you know and you know number matter what. Help it very he you know he tried to get. What we try to get -- armed you know that was never discussed what he wasn't applicable Sabres but we talk about it. So are you know -- dental programs you've been through you know armed. Sessions with vertigo therapists and you know that was obviously between them. Right and I assume he's was an inpatient at some point wasn't -- -- we will not know so you never went went away for a month there. In the in the store in the globe story allowance money talk about for steroids that you know we were funding him for that was that was going on -- that is part of the story that's not true. Now there's no question it was on steroids I mean art you know and had not all but I mean that I see you take steroids well. I'm not I'm also not foolish but did you know you're paying for them in the way that you were sort of the you know I didn't I mean there was a certain amount of money go out there and live. And how he use that money and you know I had no idea you know obviously to look at it. You know I'm sure some of those outlook on for steroid use -- or. You know -- -- it's you know Obama among among other things you know so. But you know I'm actually an absolute certainty what reasons there are obviously the and guards companies started you know sort of -- America high school and we you know we had many talks about it. That could be. -- -- -- -- Why you shouldn't be going there it's a miracle I'd put that was that was his belt let. Covering up -- the other. Is. Obvious -- you know weaknesses. That was result let. Feeling like he was something special you know -- -- -- and you know so -- you don't that I support well we gave him money to live. How do you is that the -- I would I would imagine so that was used. For their. You said did you knew this story was common -- we heard it too that the big story was coming around the globe. Do you think there's more to come. And there and -- we hear that rumor to there's more to come journalistically or in the trial you think there's a tropical -- The Herald. I know I you know I mean I don't have no idea Wuertz would. We're gonna -- day when I wake up in the morning -- -- it right I really don't. I can't see where there is what am I -- -- I think the story. You know pretty much covered. Everything. I get the right credit for. -- good work. But -- -- I had some might Alastair had no surprises that are coming out of that he's got tremendous -- because. There's going to be a trial you know then and -- that's tremendous story anytime he goes to court u.'s glory. But. Hey I. Of it and it like at the -- and now. Jury as we say good bye here I will only say this I think the only thing that everybody. Who is watching this thing unfold washing your life -- -- laid open for the for the public to dissect. Those who think you should stay at Essen and even those who don't think you should because probably they have kids and they can relate that thereby go the grace of god. They don't envy your nightmare situation going forward I think that probably. One thing that everybody can agree on and for whatever that is worth I I think that is the label land here that. They look issue and and and whether they're for you or against you won Essen I think they look Richard nightmare and say. While. That's that's a lot to be going through right now like I guess the nightmare doesn't -- for quite some time Jerry. -- does it in a medal will it matter -- another goal compared color and anybody that has children you know have some stances. Well what we might be going through or outlook you know everybody has an opinion on what we did wrong -- -- You know I mean I'd rather read a column. Yesterday. Beckham's road record and answers you know about parents and we shouldn't even be allowed to see your granddaughter because and so will we do have pitches broke. Our son although the house and what not stupid. I mean you know -- it's it's it's stat that I can't handle him pretty it is is -- it's that kind of reporting patterns. Disgusting to me because. What what we -- -- Brent and granddaughter and -- struck out some short pitches that he immediate break. You know we're gonna -- in the -- would come from from the -- -- -- break. You know we're gonna take from presentations. Two two jailed in your break. -- went back stooped and you you know so I mean it's those kind of things that. Upset me a little bit problem you know -- up the slack and juniors but this is what it Bears. But besides it's like that in you can call it the worst -- in the world I can accept that. You can call me yet able or I can accept that but when you start talking about how we are not a treat our bread or. -- father in -- all the stupid things like that. I mean batters obscured in an end and you know. I'm better -- would never ever smoked two years so no desire when he when he calls he made sure he called art I'm glad she's not visiting. There's been no contact there will be no contact. And both looked at -- -- on the -- in a little bit in all of the reps as what it. -- Jerry I'm sorry for your troubles I appreciate the phone call today and and best wishes to you and Phoebe going forward. Okay guys argue Jerry Remy with Dennis and Callahan on the AT&T hotline well I guess that cleared it up the last answer yeah -- So -- Marjorie can call us yeah it's that was that. Margie and uh oh they're bad parents knew the rule -- -- how how we're going to struggle pictures in the house right visiting and allow area and watch how you can call which I believe and those -- via the the outcome of the past and hearing wrong -- -- -- has not gone to the senior Martell. In Martel in Jennifer's parents. On to Jennifer's. Brother right now I'm not going to Virginia direct on downfall remote area in jury will -- and apparently he will never. -- visit that which is a good thing or on the phone or anything that's good he sounds genuinely. Unsure which century about the trial but. The next shoe to fall yet world since -- gonna come out he sounds that I know of anything like he should be simple life will be accurately to -- happening by what the next shoot the ball could be retton and his steadfast about the fact they did not pressure in fact just did the opposite. Offered very safe house offered her some sort of escape offered her. An escape route to get away from this guy. Yeah but then you don't know if he knew he was capable of what would you do Khamese. He said he was shocked you've been and no violent rests in the years right. So you don't think he's capable of what he did. -- Would you say let him back in the house meetings salary won't do it again well liked and I think it ought to murder somebody to realize that you -- allow that person next to that person I -- breaking their noses and I believe match earlier in the -- I believe the murder was shocking even his violent guy yeah. I mean the idea that you would for your whole life -- of your. Crazies and there -- -- democratic. Soon as you pick up that life essentially your life is over your relationship with -- daughter's over. You know -- -- like his role that we didn't rule clear thinking coach and I wash our clear just a rare moment of clarity I'd like to know these -- like that with the lies or in the story. That I would like. Then I I apparently he's not gonna share of that -- least not with us well it it would look bad especially allies came from women who were injured like -- and that's what I -- what he's talking exactly -- -- he's also but he's also losing to him. The next -- when -- in hell yeah he's a hell does the admit he said that that's I mean that is the real bona contention he says that did not pressure. Hurt too. To not to renew restraining whatsoever very steadfast about that I'd tell you the full lines are open and call but I -- their field will get to next.

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