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Kudos to Bob Uecker

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Few people in baseball are as well-liked as legendary Brewers broadcaster Bob Uecker, and he garners so much respect within the team’s clubhouse that the players voted Uecker for a full share of playoff money from their NLCS run last season, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writes.  Uecker will divide the full $123K amount amongst four charities, and was humbled to receive such a gesture.  “I would never keep the money, but I sure appreciated what they did.  I’m proud of that. When I talked to them about it, they said, ’Ueck, that was no big deal. You were part of that.’ Still, I was shocked when they did it,” Uecker said.

I have always respected and liked the dude, and this is just a prime example of the character of the man.

 

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6 minutes ago, Moose Milligan said:

He's a true great.  I hope his health is well.

He is soo dang funny in the Major League movies.

And I do as well, hope he has his health.

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1 minute ago, Redskins Rick said:

He is soo dang funny in the Major League movies.

And I do as well, hope he has his health.

If I was ruling the universe, they'd have made a Major League spinoff movie...the Harry Doyle Story.  About how that guy got to that point.  

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44 minutes ago, Moose Milligan said:

If I was ruling the universe, they'd have made a Major League spinoff movie...the Harry Doyle Story.  About how that guy got to that point.  

YES!!

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Uecker is a class act. In 1988, I took my sons to their first spring training game. The 10 yr old managed to retrieve a batting practice home run ball. Of course he wanted a player to autograph it.  After the game he tried to get one of the player to sign the ball. They all just waved him away. I then noticed that Bob Uecker was broadcasting the game. I knew him from Johnny Carson and the kids knew him from the TV show Mr. Belvedere. They went over to the booth and politely asked him for a autograph. He said, “sure, no problem, just as soon as I finish the broadcast.” With in 5 minutes, he was out of the booth, signed the ball, and talked with them for a few minutes. I was as thrilled for them as if Babe Ruth had given the autograph. They remember it to this day. What a class act. 

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1 hour ago, Moose Milligan said:

If I was ruling the universe, they'd have made a Major League spinoff movie...the Harry Doyle Story.  About how that guy got to that point.  

Outstanding idea, and would have loved to see it.

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