“We got no bullpen. We got swept by the Cubs. Our broadcaster’s teeth are falling out!”
Wednesday night capped off another rough outing for the Boston Red Sox, who lost 16-9 at home against the lowly Chicago Cubs. It was, by any measure, a bad night at Fenway Park, with the only moment of levity occurring when broadcaster Jerry Remy lost a tooth in the middle of the game.
In the top of the fourth, the NESN television crew kicked it over to the former Red Sox second baseman, who sat alongside fellow broadcaster Don Orsillo, marveling at his lost tooth.
“This is a first,” Orsillo said. “You’ve lost a lot of stuff during games, but you’ve never lost a tooth.”
“I think it’s a cap,” Remy answered. “It’s got a nail in it.”
“Can you put it back in?” Orsillo asked.
“I’m not gonna put it back in,” Remy said.
Thus began an impromptu dentistry session. Orsillo remained adamant that Remy should pop the false tooth back into his mouth. He even offered to help his co-worker out, free of charge. Remy wanted to leave his oral health to the professionals, but Orsillo insisted they grab a toolkit and give it a try.
Around this time, the stakes were raised.
At Orsillo’s request, a bag of basic workman’s tools was lowered into the broadcasting booth, and Remy allowed his colleague to jam an adjustable wrench in his mouth.
Note: This is not safe. Do not try this at home.
It was a loopy summer night at the ballpark, and rest assured, Remy will need to head to the dentist.
As for the Red Sox—well, there’s no one who can fix their woes in a single off day. Boston hosts the Baltimore Orioles on Friday, and you can bet at least Remy will be ready. Tooth or no tooth, he shows up to work.
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