Drew Remenda has finally joined the Twitter world and one of his first tweets was to thank all San Jose Sharks fans for the support he has seen since being let go as commentator for the franchise.
To all the Shark fans that have been so good to me. Don’t know what I did to deserve it, but I Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
— Drew Remenda (@DRemenda) August 17, 2014
Drew was recently interviewed by KNBR and addressed a lot of his feelings regarding the change. After spending 20 years of his life with the Sharks, he said he wasn’t mad about the decision to let him go. If true, this is incredibly admirable; 20 years is a long time to simply get over.
True, it was a business decision made by chief operating officer John Tortora and his staff. With management stating many changes are ahead of the organization, you can’t be surprised that Drew is gone, especially with his history of problematic tone. After being let go, fans were sad and surprised. Yet throughout the years I have heard people complain frequently about how he says things; that he always sounds mad. I don’t agree. However I can see where people come from. Tone is perceived by everyone differently. Apparently it wasn’t something that Tortora could not get over.
Drew even admitted that he was constantly approached about the subject:
“Everybody would talk to me about my tone. I always had a problem with tone. In my heart and soul, I’m a coach. So when I’m watching guys do certain things, and I know what the coaching staff wants because I’m sitting in all their video meetings, I would start to get frustrated.”
I will miss the antagonizing banter between Drew Remenda and Randy Hahn and can only hope that someone just as entertaining will join the team.