BOSTON (WHDH) -
Five months after stepping away from the Red Sox broadcast booth Jerry Remy has announced his return to the game he loves.
He took his leave after his son Jared was charged with the murder of his girlfriend, Jennifer Martel.
"I looked back at my career, I’ve been in professional baseball for 40 years and I've never quit. I never quit as a player, I never quit as a broadcast, I didn’t quit when I had cancer or when I had depression. That lead me to this point where as bad as this is I have to do something. I can’t let this eat away at me for my whole life, it will, it’s going to, but I also have to have a diversion, which is baseball which has been my life,” Remy said.
Remy says the decision to go back wasn't easy.
"We still feel the same pain that we did back in August when we lost Jenn,” he said.
Remy has spoken to Martel’s family, expressing condolences from him and his wife.
"We can't even imagine what they're going through. We know how tough it’s been on our family, it’s been twice as tough on their family,” Remy said.
Jerry Remy visits his son Jared in jail often
"Jared had had issues his whole life. We’ve tried to deal with them the best that we possibly could. There comes a point where sometimes it doesn’t resonate and awful things happen,” Remy said.
He says he's asked himself a lot of questions, but didn't want to spend the rest of his life letting the "what ifs" eat away at him.
"I've been the guy telling my family to move forward but I wasn't ready to move forward. I finally made a decision to do so and I hope people can accept that,” the Sox broadcaster said.
Remy says he's ready to face the public, whether it's positive or negative, because the best thing for him to do is return to baseball
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