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2021-01-26 7:24:58 AM  
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2021-01-26 7:44:33 AM  
"I must be in the front row."

"Great seats hey buddy"

"HE MISSED THE TAG!!!"
 
2021-01-26 7:55:56 AM  
I had no idea Mario Mendoza is so old.
 
2021-01-26 8:18:48 AM  
if you've never heard this - Mr. Baseball describes the Furry convention in his hotel while never missing a beat calling the game

https://soundcloud.com/nicknice/furri​e​s
 
2021-01-26 8:31:46 AM  
He's juuuuuuuuust a bit outside of 90.
 
2021-01-26 8:53:51 AM  

elvisaintdead: if you've never heard this - Mr. Baseball describes the Furry convention in his hotel while never missing a beat calling the game

https://soundcloud.com/nicknice/furrie​s


OMFG... that is awesome
 
2021-01-26 8:58:41 AM  
Bob is fantastic, and one of the rare ex-players that became a great play-by-play guy. His appearances on Carson were classic.
 
2021-01-26 9:01:22 AM  

neglogon: elvisaintdead: if you've never heard this - Mr. Baseball describes the Furry convention in his hotel while never missing a beat calling the game

https://soundcloud.com/nicknice/furrie​s

OMFG... that is awesome


I was listening to that game. I started following the Brewers because of Bob Uecker when I got my XM back in 2004.
 
2021-01-26 9:11:59 AM  
Letterman Norm MacDonald s Bob Uecker Story
Youtube eiooeRAdcjU


My favorite clip is the one where he's talking about mr. belvedere, but i couldn't find that one.  This one though, still freaking funny.
 
2021-01-26 9:12:42 AM  

ChrisDe: Bob is fantastic, and one of the rare ex-players that became a great play-by-play guy. His appearances on Carson were classic.


He is quite skilled at doing both play-by-play and color commentary solo, as he did that for quite some time doing Brewers baseball games on the radio.
 
2021-01-26 9:13:04 AM  
He lists his career highlights as once hitting a home run off Sandy Koufax and getting out of a rundown on the bases.
 
2021-01-26 9:18:22 AM  
Loved watching Uecker on Carson, his straight faced delivery on his jokes was always hilarious.

Some favs:

"The way to catch a knuckleball is to wait until it stops rolling and then pick it up."

"I had a great shoe contract and glove contract with a company who paid me a lot of money never to be seen using their stuff."

"When I came up to bat with three men on and two outs in the ninth, I looked in the other team's dugout and they were already in street clothes."

"I think my top salary was maybe in 1966. I made $17,000 and 11 of that came from selling other players' equipment."

"Hey, I think it's easy for guys to hit .300 and stay in the big leagues. Hit .200 and try to stick around as long as I did; I think it's a much greater accomplishment. That's hard."
 
2021-01-26 9:23:25 AM  
I got in trouble in school because we were supposed to read Catcher in the Rye, but I did a report on Uecker's book, Catcher in the Wry.

My excuse was the teacher said the name of the book and we had to get our copies at the library. While at the library, they had some baseball books with his was on the table.

They called my parents in and they couldn't stop laughing. Dad chimed in with "I would rather have him read Uecker's book than Salinger's". They actually got me out of trouble. Just like the moment in A Christmas Story, the relationship between my parents and I was much different after that.
 
2021-01-26 9:34:30 AM  

siddfinch: I got in trouble in school because we were supposed to read Catcher in the Rye, but I did a report on Uecker's book, Catcher in the Wry.


Oh man, that's a great story.  My (faded, broken backed, yellowed) copy of Catcher in the Wry is one of my most prized possessions.  If you haven't read Bill Veeck's autobiography, Veeck: As In Wreck, check that one out too.  I wasn't quite as big a fan of Ron Luciano's books (The Umpire Strikes Back, Strike Two), but they weren't bad.  And, of course, everybody should read Jim Bouton's Ball Four.

Also, great username!
 
2021-01-26 9:57:08 AM  
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2021-01-26 10:14:52 AM  
May have to cook up some Usinger's Sausage tonight, on a pretzilla bun of course.
 
2021-01-26 10:34:08 AM  

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I suspect Uecker had no idea Andre was going to do that and was legit freaking out.
 
2021-01-26 10:44:12 AM  
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2021-01-26 11:06:00 AM  
Ahh screw it...nobody's listening anyway
 
2021-01-26 12:03:23 PM  
I took in a Brewers home game while going through Milwuakee on my way somewhere else a few years ago.  I can't say Miller Park is all that great as a facility, but their presentation is actually really good.  I liked that the Uecker lot was the cheapest and furthest parking from the facility.  Also fairly impressive tailgating before a baseball game.

But inside, hearing the radio broadcast walking around the concourse listening to Bob Uecker call the game made me think about just standing up there to watch the game rather than take my seat.

Brewers were not particularly good at the time and facing the then defending champion Giants and Bumgarner at the peak of his abilities was pitching.  The outcome was not good for the home team.  It wasn't a big crowd, but very engaged.  I had a good time.
 
2021-01-26 12:38:50 PM  
This thread is sponsored by....  *shuffling through papers*   Christ, I can't find it.  To hell with it!
 
2021-01-26 12:49:44 PM  
"I hit one grand slam. As I was rounding 3rd, the manager was on his way to the mound carrying the pitcher's suitcase."
 
2021-01-26 1:50:54 PM  

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My favorite clip is the one where he's talking about mr. belvedere, but i couldn't find that one.  This one though, still freaking funny.


There is no off-button on the genius switch...indeed.
 
2021-01-26 8:04:43 PM  
How Bob Uecker is only 86 I can't explain. He's been at least 80 for decades.

// and hopefully many more
 
2021-01-26 8:11:11 PM  

dukeblue219: How Bob Uecker is only 86 I can't explain. He's been at least 80 for decades.

// and hopefully many more


Seriously, this is what he looked like FIFTY years ago. You're telling me this guy was only in his mid 30s?
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2021-01-26 8:27:35 PM  
Bob Uecker Talking Alarm Clock
Youtube 5MFqMCim4Rw
 
2021-01-26 8:53:11 PM  
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