NESN reports the sad news that Jerry Remy will be taking an indefinite leave of absence as he recovers from cancer surgery. Well, sad in that we won’t have his presence in the booth for the near future, but good that he’s on the mend. And he even has a message for the kids:

“I hope that disclosing my bout with cancer will reinforce the dangers of smoking to every member of Red Sox Nation, especially children,” said Remy.

More on this later, but if ever there was night to win one, it’s tonight. We don’t just have motivation, we’ve got Remyspiration. Let’s win it for Remy.