Jerry Remy became NESN's color commentator in March 1988. A longtime Fenway Park fan favorite, the former second baseman played seven seasons with the Red Sox from 1978-84 after breaking into the Majors with the Angels in 1975. A preseason trade brought the Somerset, Mass., native home in 1978, when he hit .278, scored 87 runs, stole 30 bases and was selected to the American League All-Star team. Jerry batted .275 with seven homers and 329 RBIs in 1,154 career big-league games. In addition to his work with the Red Sox, Remy has also worked the Saturday Game of the Week with the Fox Network. His Web site, theremyreport.com, is popular among Red Sox fans. Prior to home games, Remy can often be found greeting fans at RemDawg's on Yawkey Way, the popular gathering spot near the corner of Yawkey Way and Van Ness Street, which opened July 21, 2004, and specializes in hot dogs with unique toppings.
A native of Quincy, Mass., Dave O'Brien joins NESN as the network's play-by-play announcer for the 2016 season, following a nine year stint in the Red Sox radio booth. The versatile O'Brien, who split his time growing up between the Boston area and New Hampshire, has held a variety of broadcasting play-by-play roles since arriving at ESPN in 2002, including Major League Baseball, college basketball and the NBA. He was also the voice of the 2006 World Cup on ABC. Prior to joining ESPN, he was the voice of the Florida Marlins from the team's inaugural year in 1993 through 2001. From 2003-05, O'Brien was the television voice of the New York Mets on WPIX-TV. He has also done play-by-play for the Atlanta Braves and called college football and basketball games for the University of Georgia and the University of Miami.
The 2016 season marks Joe Castiglione's 34th season behind the microphone on Red Sox radio. He was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2015. He previously handled play-by-play for the Cleveland Indians on television in 1979 and 1982 and broadcast the Milwaukee Brewers on TV in 1981. The Hamden, Conn., native has announced the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers, and did college basketball on New England Sports Network for six winters. During the offseason, he teaches broadcast journalism courses at Northeastern University and Franklin Pierce College. Joe also works in fund raising for the Jimmy Fund.
Tim Neverett replaces Dave O'Brien in the WEEI Red Sox radio booth for the 2016 season. Neverett is a graduate of Emerson College in Boston where he lettered in baseball for four seasons. Before 2016, he spent 7 years calling play-by-play for the Pirates, and prior to that, Neverett worked for FSN Rocky Mountain, where he spent the 2008 campaign serving as both the pre-game and post-game studio host for Colorado Rockies games. During his tenure with FSN Rocky Mountain, Tim also served as a play-by-play announcer for Rockies games, college football, basketball, hockey and lacrosse, as well as arena football and track and field. Neverett has also called multiple events for the 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008 Olympic Games.
Uri Berenguer started broadcasting with the Red Sox' Spanish-language broadcast team in 2002 and, at the age of 29, is one of the youngest announcers in the Major Leagues. A former Jimmy Fund patient at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, he became interested in a broadcasting career after a visit from Sox announcer Joe Castiglione. Berenguer attended Boston Latin Academy and Northeastern University and is the nephew of former Major League pitcher Juan Berenguer.
Oscar Báez has hosted Conversando de Deportes, a Spanish-language sports talk show in Boston since 2001 and has hosted Calentando Brazo, Spanish Béisbol's pre-game show, for six years. A native of Bani, Dominican Republic, Baez played minor league baseball in the New York Yankees organization, reaching the Double-A level.