Bob Uecker Is Not Letting COVID-19 Get In His Way of Calling Baseball Games
Bob Uecker will be doing his 50th year of Brewers baseball when the season gets rolling in late July. Uecker is a legend. You know that I know that. Radio and TV groups are trying to figure out how to put their play-by-play and color guys together in a time of social distancing. We’ve seen Jim Nantz by himself with Nick Faldo in Orlando. Uecker doesn’t have a color guy but does do the broadcasts with Jeff Levering. Uecker could have done in a studio, but he is opting for Miller Park. The man is showing no fear and going to his job despite his old age. You have to love him. In Ueck form, he explains why he wants to come to work.
Bob Uecker on his call to work 2020 home games from the booth: “I’m on the shortstop side of second base right now. I’m coming down the home stretch. And I still want to work.” pic.twitter.com/Xt6gdvT1sJ
— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) June 24, 2020
My thoughts on Uecker are similar to how I feel about my dad and the Brewers. I just want to see them win one before they go. My father hopefully has more years than Uecker. But please, one title for these two guys. Could you imagine the elation in Uecker’s voice when the Brewers win a World Series? It would be incredible. Uecker remains one of baseball’s best voices. If Miller Park is empty, Uecker can make that exciting too. He will find a way, trust me.
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