We Heart Mr. Baseball, Bob Uecker

Bob Uecker

By: Melissa S. Wollering

This news is just a bit outside. Baseball play-by-play on Wisconsin radio waves won’t be same without him. For 10-12 weeks, Hall of Fame Milwaukee Brewers broadcaster Bob Uecker will be missed as he undergoes heart surgery. His last heart surgery was in 1991, and he missed several weeks that season, too.

In Tuesday’s press conference, he opened by announcing he’d been added to the Brewers’ active roster.  After the laughs subsided, he told reporters he has known about his condition for a while and that only his most recent scans revealed that his aorta is enlarged to a point where it could rupture. Surgeons will perform an aortic valve replacement on Friday. [Read more…]