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(CBS Sports)   Bob Uecker suffers mild concussion after being struck by a ball that was juuuuuust a bit outside during Brewers' batting practice   (cbssports.com) divider line
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2015-06-16 9:59:58 PM  
well phrased, subby. +1
 
2015-06-16 10:27:43 PM  
Google Norm Macdonald Bob Uecker. Saves me the time of sorting out which is safe work. Probably none.
 
2015-06-16 10:28:49 PM  
On a positive note, it's probably the only hit he'll get all season
 
2015-06-16 10:48:07 PM  
So he was in the front row?

/best
//commercial
///ever
 
2015-06-16 10:58:28 PM  
I call shenanigans. The Brewers can't hit their way out of...
Oh hell, I don't even care enough anymore to finish the joke.
/Go Crew
 
2015-06-16 11:16:22 PM  
I love Uecker.

//Channeling my best Doc Emrick
 
2015-06-16 11:23:50 PM  

MFAWG: So he was in the front row?

/best
//commercial
///ever


Yep, gonna miss the guy when he's gone. Those commercials were awesome. Anybody who can laugh at himself like that deserves some respect.
 
2015-06-16 11:24:25 PM  
One hit,that's all we got, one goddamn hit?
 
2015-06-17 12:09:22 AM  
That can't be good when you're over 80.
 
2015-06-17 12:55:24 AM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Google Norm Macdonald Bob Uecker. Saves me the time of sorting out which is safe work. Probably none.


and after that you can google Bob Uecker furries and have another chuckle
 
2015-06-17 1:11:33 AM  

MFAWG: So he was in the front row?

/best
//commercial
///ever


"Hey Whitey, I thought you were a lefty."

/so I lied
 
2015-06-17 4:34:05 AM  
"The Brewers lead the league in strikeouts per inning, saves and hit commentators.  They once threw at Bob Uecker during a legends game."
 
2015-06-17 7:18:23 AM  

Mikey1969: MFAWG: So he was in the front row?

/best
//commercial
///ever

Yep, gonna miss the guy when he's gone. Those commercials were awesome. Anybody who can laugh at himself like that deserves some respect.


His book, "Catcher in the Wry," is hysterical.
 
2015-06-17 8:53:43 AM  
Hit in the head? I hope he doesn't stop talking funny.
 
2015-06-17 9:43:01 AM  

NotoriousW.O.P: Mikey1969: MFAWG: So he was in the front row?

/best
//commercial
///ever

Yep, gonna miss the guy when he's gone. Those commercials were awesome. Anybody who can laugh at himself like that deserves some respect.

His book, "Catcher in the Wry," is hysterical.


I'm gonna have to add that to my list. Thanks for the tip!
 
2015-06-17 9:52:44 AM  
I love that Uecker literally made a career out of being mediocre. Amusingly he was actually a very good catcher- it's why he was able to stick it out in the majors as long as he did.
 
2015-06-17 10:07:23 AM  

Hilarity_N_Sues: I love that Uecker literally made a career out of being mediocre. Amusingly he was actually a very good catcher- it's why he was able to stick it out in the majors as long as he did.


Gordie Howe is Mr. Hockey but somehow this guy got to be Mr. Baseball (to paraphrase Jesse Ventura)

/And a damn fine choice at that
 
2015-06-17 10:30:16 AM  

Hilarity_N_Sues: I love that Uecker literally made a career out of being mediocre. Amusingly he was actually a very good catcher- it's why he was able to stick it out in the majors as long as he did.


Yeah, there are some catchers who are so good at handling pitchers that you kind of overlook the fact they can't hit for shiat.  Uecker was one of those guys.
 
2015-06-17 11:37:09 AM  

jake_lex: Hilarity_N_Sues: I love that Uecker literally made a career out of being mediocre. Amusingly he was actually a very good catcher- it's why he was able to stick it out in the majors as long as he did.

Yeah, there are some catchers who are so good at handling pitchers that you kind of overlook the fact they can't hit for shiat.  Uecker was one of those guys.


The late great Jim Hegan (Indians, 1940s and 1950s) was another one. Lifetime .240 hitter, but Bill Dickey said, "If I could call a game like him, I wouldn't need to hit either."
 
2015-06-17 12:24:08 PM  
at  least a Brewers hitter hit SOMETHING.

That's a pleasant change
 
2015-06-17 12:44:41 PM  

onzmadi: at  least a Brewers hitter hit SOMETHING.

That's a pleasant change


High-five!
 
2015-06-17 12:48:48 PM  
Subby leads the league in most offensive categories, including nose hair.  When he sneezes, he looks like a party favor.
 
2015-06-17 12:56:16 PM  

jake_lex: Hilarity_N_Sues: I love that Uecker literally made a career out of being mediocre. Amusingly he was actually a very good catcher- it's why he was able to stick it out in the majors as long as he did.

Yeah, there are some catchers who are so good at handling pitchers that you kind of overlook the fact they can't hit for shiat.  Uecker was one of those guys.


Nice quote about him from Phil Neikro I'm sure I've posted before.

More than anyone else on the professional level, [Bob Uecker] was responsible for my success. He engrained in my mind that I shouldn't be afraid to throw the knuckler. What happened to it after it left my hand was not my responsiblity, but instead his. [He] made it sound as if I alone was responsible for my league-leading ERA. Meanwhile, he took total responsibility for his league-leading twenty-seven passed balls.

Knuckle Balls, Phil Neikro with Tom Bird (1986)
 
2015-06-17 3:52:28 PM  

roc6783: One hit,that's all we got, one goddamn hit?


You can't say goddamn on fark!
 
2015-06-17 4:24:35 PM  
I'll bet somewhere Mr. Belvedere has a statement on this.
 
2015-06-17 4:36:46 PM  
Tried the corner and missed.
 
2015-06-17 8:12:07 PM  

wildbill0712: roc6783: One hit,that's all we got, one goddamn hit?

You can't say goddamn on fark!


No one's reading anyway
 
2015-06-17 8:12:45 PM  

Krustofsky: Tried the corner and missed.


The best part of that line, and it is always ignored. Kudos to you fine person.
 
2015-06-17 10:13:54 PM  

Krustofsky: Tried the corner and missed.


juuuuust a bit outside, he tried the corner and missed

/wish everyone would use the full call, more funny

This man has been a play by play announcer for the Brewers since 1971. There's a lot of shiatty years between now and then, but he's been able to keep Brewers fans listening.

/also he hosted snl
 
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