“I’m a Boston Red Sox” – A Farewell To Dennis Eckersley

Dennis Eckersley

Eckersley Says Farewell

Dennis Eckersley, one of the most loved figures in Boston sports history, is retiring from his role as a color commentator for the NESN broadcasting booth.

Eck has spent the last 20 years working for NESN, providing expert analysis and commentary during Red Sox games. But he decided it was time to move back to his home. Heading back to the Bay Area with his wife Jennifer to spend more time with his grandchildren.

“Having grandkids in the Bay Area and visiting them in the offseason, that pushed me along,” “I just knew you need to go and be with the kids. Those formative years, you need to be there.” Eck said.

In the NESN booth Tuesday night, there wasn’t a dry eye to be found. Eck gave an emotional farewell to Red Sox Nation. He said, “I played for the A’s, I went into the Hall of Fame as an Oakland A. That is my hometown, but this is my home. This is my home. And I’m a Boston Red Sox.”

New Era on The Field & In The Booth

Even sitting on the couch last night, I got pretty emotional; Eck has been on NESN for as long as I’ve been watching baseball. You watch the Red Sox every day from at least March through September, and these people become part of your lives. With Don Orsillo in San Diego, the passing of Jerry Remy last October, and Eckersley calling it a career. It’s officially the end of an era as we transition into a new generation of Red Sox baseball on the field and in the booth.

A Thank You

I want to thank Eck for the past two decades and the enthusiasm he brought to every broadcast. Red Sox Nation will miss the laughs you gave us over the years, and the Fenway faithful will always welcome you back with open arms. Happy Retirement!

3 thoughts on ““I’m a Boston Red Sox” – A Farewell To Dennis Eckersley”

  1. I have always loved watching/listening to O.B. and Eck. His energy & love of the game came through in every broadcast. I’ll never forget Dennis Eckersley!

  2. I had the honor of meeting Eck at a private function at Fenway several years ago. He was so humble and down to earth I felt like I was hanging out with a good friend for a couple of hours. One of the classiest pro athletes I have ever met. Will miss you Eck~~~

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