As a general rule of thumb I never watch a youtube video that is longer than 2 minutes. I mean if I'm just sitting in studio watching 15 minute videos who is going to change my fantasy baseball rosters and click refresh on the Brewers blog you know? But for this video I made an exception and it was 300% worth it. Honestly it's a miracle that Ueck never just did a late night talk show. Especially while watching some of those Brewers teams in the mid-90's and early 2000's, it had to cross his mind more than once. Hell watching Davey Lopes manage games 162 times a year will make anyone reconsider their life choices, and that is speaking from experience. At least 1000 hours of my life I can never have back during those seasons.
But this is not about how bad of a manager Davey Lopes was, we only have so many characters allowed in this space anyway. The point here is that Bob Uecker is back on Friday baby! After what seemed like 5 years without him he will finally be back in the booth at Miller Park this weekend doing what he does best, telling dominant stories and never saying the score. The news came down early this morning, although I have to say one of my buddies here at the station was playing devil's advocate and asking the 'what if he's just retiring,' question. To which I responded with nervouse laughter, an uncomfortable "yeahhhh right," and a Carl Lewis style sprint to the office computer to make sure that wasn't the case. Seriously bro, there are some things you just don't joke about.
In any case this has to be the best news the Crew has gotten since opening pitch of opening day. Because it has been a slipper slope of awful since then. Ueck's doctors have to be concerned about him watching this team play right? Because I can think of no greater danger to a healthy heart than watching us lose to the Pirates. THE PIRATES. I've been defending this team and delusionally saying they are going to get it turned around, but even I can't spin a loss to the Pirates. With that said though Ueck's return can only help right? Cause I think this team is something like 2-343 since he left. So I'm not going to guarantee a turnaround but this team will certainly turn it around. Guaranteed. Bonus word: Uecker.
PS: What are the chances someone out there is upset about Davey Nelson being taken out of the booth. Like -25%? He has to be one of the nicest guys in the world and is decent enough on Brewers Live, but it just never translated to radio. And if I want to listen to someone who is uncomfortable on the air I'll listen to my own show. Seriously Davey get your own niche!