It’s a special weekend if you’re a legendary broadcaster. After Vin Scully got a double rainbow and bobblehead, Uecker was gifted with this statue outside of Miller Park.
Sadly, despite John Axford’s brilliant idea of turning this image into a statue, the team went with a simple, be-sweatered Uecker that looks a lot like Steve Ditko’s Peter Parker. The Mayor of Milwaukee also announced that today was Bob Uecker Day, which should really be celebrated every time the Brewers have a game. Though the statue doesn’t feature much of Uecker’s legendary personality, I’ve heard that the Brewers will now run re-runs of Mr. Belvedere 24/7 above the bronzed man. Note: I have no idea what material this is made of. I don’t cotton to metallurgy.
So to the man who, as his book exclaims “made mediocrity famous,” congratulations. And though “it was a parole thing" that kept him in Milwaukee, the outpouring of love from an adoring public should keep him there.
(Image via John Axford’s Instagram)
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