He is the soundtrack of summer, and he’s returning to the radio airwaves in just a few weeks.
But Bob Uecker’s 50th season will be unlike any other.
“We all feed off of the fans. It’s really going to be strange to do it at an empty ballpark,” Uecker tells WTMJ. “As a matter of fact, you can’t even be by the players. You can’t be in the clubhouse, you can’t go up and talk to people the way we normally would, we’re all wearing masks.”
Another big change- broadcasters being in their home stadium for road games.
“I know they’re trying to put everything up on the big scoreboard in center field. But I don’t know how that’s going to work or how you work of that either.”
Overall, Mr. Baseball is glad to get back to work but admits things just won’t be the same.
“I’m sad to see a lot of our people that were furloughed- that I’ve known, that we know at the ballpark, you see them every day when you come to work- they’re not going to be there anymore. That bugs me too.”
The Milwaukee treasure returns to work June 24th when the Brewers take on the Cubs.
“To be able to still do the job at this time in my life, I’m extremely excited about it. I still enjoy doing the games and being around the people that I’ve been around for a long, long time.”
For much more with Uecker on Wisconsin’s Morning News, click in the player above.