Bob Uecker talks about statue, balancing humor and analysis during games
Uecker talked about his statue in Milwaukee. He said it was a great honor to be recognized with the likes of Hank Aaron and Bud Selig.
Uecker talked about his sense of humor. He said he’s always enjoyed making people laugh. He said that in a close game, he won’t try to be funny. And he pointed out that he never, ever makes fun of players, because he’s been there.
Dan asked what part of his job is cheerleader. He said he was born and raised in Milwaukee and loves the team. But he’s not afraid to credit the other team. “I give credit where credit is due,” Uecker said. “But I want the Brewers to win.”
Dan asked Uecker who he homered off. He said one was Gaylord Perry — “He said it was the worst day of his life. Not his baseball life. His whole life.”
Uecker also said he hit one out on Sandy Koufax. He was afraid it would keep Koufax out of the Hall of Fame.