Minihane: NESN Eyeing Ron Darling As Sox Color Man
Darling (L); Remy (R)
Kirk Minihane—of WEEI's Dennis & Callahan Morning Show—is reporting (from two sources) that NESN is 'interested' in pairing Ron Darling (as color man) with new play-by-play man Dave O'Brien. Presumably, this would mean the departure of fan icon Jerry Remy from the NESN broadcast booth—likely to raise even more ire than the firing of Don Orsillo. Darling is a top-notch baseball analyst, whose current gigs include: TBS, Mets broadcasts on SNY and WPIX, and a co-hosting role on MLB Network. Darling has local roots, having grown up in Millbury, Massachusetts, and attended St. John's High School in Shrewsbury. However, he was also part of the infamous 1986 World Series-winning Mets team. Stay tuned for further developments on this front.