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Bob Uecker to call every Brewers home game in person during shortened season

Uecker is at high risk for COVID-19, but says he plans to work every home game once play resumes

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We don’t know yet exactly how the Brewers’ 2020 schedule will look (other than being made up of games solely against the NL and AL Central), but we at least know now that Brewers home games will mean Bob Uecker on the radio.

While Uecker would be considered high-risk for COVID-19 even before his recent string of health concerns, the Brewers officially announced Ueck would be back behind the mic for his 50th year in Milwaukee.

On Wednesday, Uecker acknowledged the risk, and said there were extensive talks with Mark Attanasio and the team’s health staff on whether he should return this year, with the pandemic still very much an issue in Wisconsin.

That didn’t stop Ueck from showing he’s already in midseason form.

“I’m doing what everybody else is doing, and that’s stay locked down, shut down and wear a mask if I do need one. I went in the store a couple of weeks ago with a catcher’s mask, and they told me it was the wrong one. It helps when you get punched in the face, but that’s about it.”

That happens to him a lot at the grocery store, does it?

“Yeah,” Uecker said. “A lot of people are still living that saw me play.

The Brewers’ TV and radio broadcast schedule will be announced in the coming weeks.