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BOB UECKER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Championship Voting For Announcer Cameo Bracket

Some surprises along the way as fourteen announcer cameos have been discarded as inferior in our bracket.  Left for your consideration are Bob Uecker as Harry Doyle in Major League pitted against Verne Lundquist in Happy Gilmore. Uecker and Major League’s path to the championship has been smooth sailing, crushing noteworthy announcing cameos from Tin Cup, Rocky IV,  and The...
Via Awful Announcing
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Final Four Voting For Announcer Cameo Bracket

The competition has been whittled down to four after a round of voting that saw two close races as well as the continued dominance of Bob Uecker’s performance in Major League. Advancing to the Final Four we have: – Bob Uecker as Harry Doyle in Major League advancing 97% to 3% over Barry Tompkins in Rocky IV. –  Jim Nantz in Tin Cup moving on with 57% of the vote to 43% over Al...
Via Awful Announcing
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Uecker statue unveiled at Miller Park -- in last row, in front of pole

MILWAUKEE -- With quite a bit of comedy, the Milwaukee Brewers delivered a fitting tribute to Bob Uecker on Friday, unveiling a statue of the Hall of Fame broadcaster at Miller Park. Unlike the statue of Uecker that already stands outside of the ballpark, this one is in a unique location -- the very last row of the ballpark behind a pole. Playing off the 1980s Miller Lite commercial...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Bob Uecker is cutting back his schedule in 2014

Legendary Milwaukee Brewers radio broadcaster Bob Uecker is taking a bit of a step back from his commitments in 2014, like brethren Vin Scully and Marty Brennaman have in their later years. According to a report from Hardball Talk, the 80-year old Uecker will still be broadcasting all Brewers home games and will probably end up doing all inter divisional road games. That schedule...
Via Awful Announcing
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Let’s Be Honest – We Won’t Be Ready When Bob Uecker’s Time Comes

(Image: Getty) There have been a number of “milestone” stories about Brewers broadcasting legend Bob Uecker in the news recently.  At Brewers On Deck last Sunday, Uecker celebrated his 80th birthday.  A few weeks ago, it was announced Uecker will be humorously honored with a second statue at Miller Park in the last row of the upper deck.  Just last week, Uecker announced...
Via Brewers Bar
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Bob Uecker: ‘Major League IV’ Movie In The Works

Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn might soon return to the big screen. According to legendary broadcaster Bob Uecker, a Major League IV movie is in the works, although details about the film are limited. “I’ll be honest with you, they’re talking about it,” Uecker said, according to Milwaukee Brewers beat writer Adam McCalvy. “The storyline is all set, too. They’ve already...
Via NESN.com
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers broadcaster will cut back on road games

Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Uecker says that after more than four decades of calling games for the Milwaukee Brewers, he plans to reduce his road game travel this season. Uecker said Thursday on WTMJ radio (http://bit.ly/1kdEK30 ) that he still plans to do all home games at Miller Park. The 80-year-old Uecker has been doing Brewers broadcasts since 1971. Uecker says that after...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Bob Uecker to get second statue in Milwaukee

It's not uncommon for a team to honor one of their fan favorites with a statue. But...two? Yup, that's what the Milwaukee Brewers are planning on doing...honoring their longtime broadcaster Bob Uecker with a second statue at Miller Park.  But while the first one stands outside the homeplate plaza, this one will sit in the last row of the upper deck...a nod to his iconic Miller...
Via Hall of Very Good
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers' new Uecker statue to go in front ... no, last row

No, Bob Uecker's statue at Miller Park isn't going in the front row. But the Milwaukee Brewers are unveiling a monument to one of their most iconic personalities in a unique spot on April 25. Playing off the 1980s Miller Lite commercial, Uecker's statue at Miller Park will sit in the very last row of section 422 in the terrace level. The Brewers will leave an empty seat next to the...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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