Brewers' Bob Uecker Says He Will Scale Back Number Of Road Broadcasts This Season
Longtime Brewers radio announcer Bob Uecker this morning indicated that he will be "cutting back on some of his road broadcasts" during the '14 season, according to Tom Haudricourt of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. Uecker has been calling games for the team since '71 and while he has had "some medical setbacks in recent years," including heart surgery in '10, he "never suggested he would cut back on his schedule" until today. Uecker, who made the announcement on WTMJ-AM, noted that he had been encouraged by Brewers Owner Mark Attanasio and others "to cut back a bit on his workload." He did not give specifics "about how many games he will cut back and there was no talk about who would fill in for him to do radio broadcasts with Joe Block." Uecker did say that he "still planned to do all the home games at Miller Park" (JSONLINE.com, 1/30).