It’s been seven long years for Brewers fans.
But if there’s one person we can be especially happy for now that the Brewers are returning to the playoffs, it’s Bob Uecker.
Mr. Baseball has seen a lot of bad baseball over the years as the Voice of the Brewers, and as the team toiled post-2011, plenty of us were wondering if Ueck would get another chance to call playoff action before he ultimately steps away from the booth.
So you can understand why he was one of the people celebrating the most in the clubhouse once the Brewers Radio Network went off the air.
Bob Uecker proving: kings stay kings. pic.twitter.com/BwKuDoaf1f— MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) September 27, 2018
Uecker is in his 80s and he’s still living it up as one of the guys. Here’s part of what he told MLB.com in the clubhouse:
“I enjoy the broadcast every day, but I think my friendship with these guys, they treat me like I’m a player. That’s the thing, where I can come in and they can break my chops and they know I’m part of it, and that’s the one thing, no matter how old you get, they make you young, they keep you young.”
You can see more of the celebration featuring Uecker over at MLB.com’s Cut 4 site.