Brewers Voice Bob Uecker Plans Cutback On Road Broadcasts This Season
January 31, 2014 at 4:12 AM (PT)
Longtime MILWAUKEE BREWERS radio voice BOB UECKER has announced that he will cut back on travel and call fewer road games this season. MLB.COM reports that UECKER, 79 and starting his 44th season with the BREWERS, will work most home games and will skip some of the team's longer road trips.
UECKER missed much of the 2010 season due to heart surgery and had hip surgery in NOVEMBER but says he is in good health now. "Sooner or later, you have to bend a little bit," he said, "and that's what I'm going to do. I'm not saying that I won't work games down to the end of the season, and if indeed there's the possibility of the playoffs or anything else, I'm going to do that. But now is the time for me to kind of take a few games off once in a while and enjoy myself." He also indicated that another sequel to the movie "MAJOR LEAGUE" is being considered and that he has been asked to reprise his role from the original movies.
BREWERS VP of Communications TYLER BARNES said that "there is no set plan" to fill in for UECKER and that the BREWERS' other radio voice, JOE BLOCK, will likely be joined by guest analysts for games UECKER does not call.
The BREWERS air on a network based at JOURNAL News-Talk WTMJ-A/MILWAUKEE.