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Bob Uecker is getting a second statue at Miller Park

Apr 22, 2014, 11:31 AM EDT

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Bob Uecker has already been immortalized in bronze outside Miller Park for his several decades of wonderful service as the Brewers’ radio announcer. Now he’s getting a second statue which is more about honoring his career as an everyman/pitchman.

It’s in the last row of the so-called “Uecker Seats” in the upper deck, and pays tribute to his time in those Miller Lite commercials in the 70s and 80s in which Uecker is considered not good enough to be given anything but cheap seats:

The statue has Uecker seated with an empty seat next to him, providing a perfect photo opportunity for fans at the ball park. The statue is made of bronze but also has color effects and was designed by Brian Maughan, the artist responsible for the four statues outside of Miller Park of Uecker, Robin Yount, Hank Aaron and Bud Selig.

Now, to complete things, Uecker needs a Harry Doyle statue someplace in Cleveland and a statue representing his time on “Mr. Belvedere” someplace in Pittsburgh.

  1. schmedley69 - Apr 22, 2014 at 11:38 AM

    There is a Fonz statue in Milwaukee as well.

    Mr. Belvedere was a damn good show.

    • 18thstreet - Apr 22, 2014 at 12:47 PM

      I’ll never forget the time he drop-kicked his jacket as came through the door. No one glared.

      That was a different era.

      • schmedley69 - Apr 22, 2014 at 12:48 PM

        I am not ashamed to admit that I have the Mr. Belvedere theme song on my iPhone. Great song.

  2. raysfan1 - Apr 22, 2014 at 11:46 AM

    It’s rare that commercials are truly memorable in a good way. Those Miller Lite commercials were fantastic. Here’s one;
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hym5EH1rDUk

  3. jeffbbf - Apr 22, 2014 at 12:02 PM

    Oh Craig…if people only like you half as much as they love Uecker, perhaps your sarcasm wouldn’t sound so much like jealosy.

    Instead, how ’bout recognizing him as an overall nice guy who has been a great ambassador for baseball for 30-40 years. But, your forte is to focus on the negative, so carry on.

    • gothapotamus90210 - Apr 22, 2014 at 12:04 PM

      he’s an adult hipster, what did you expect?

    • sandwiches4ever - Apr 22, 2014 at 12:13 PM

      Seriously, I went back and read it twice. What sarcasm?

      • raysfan1 - Apr 22, 2014 at 12:41 PM

        Perhaps his negative feelings about Craig is causing him to see the Harry Doyle/Mr Belvedere quip as snark. Craig has made it clear previously that he loved “Major League” and sees Uecker as one of the best announcers this side of Vin Scully, so nobody should take that quip as anything other than light humor.
        http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/03/21/bob-uecker-is-getting-a-statue-at-miller-park/

      • Francisco (FC) - Apr 22, 2014 at 12:52 PM

        I think a Harry Doyle statue would be awesome.

      • raysfan1 - Apr 22, 2014 at 1:10 PM

        Yes, a Harry Doyle statue would be great!

    • uwsptke - Apr 22, 2014 at 2:49 PM

      I’m a Brewers fan and love the persona of Bob Uecker, and he’s been a great ambassador for the game. But the funny, friendly act he puts on is just that – an act. He’s very much a “get off my lawn!” rude curmudgeon in private. Very similar to Bill Cosby in that regard.

  4. gothapotamus90210 - Apr 22, 2014 at 12:03 PM

    How about a Ryan Bra…. oh, wait.

    • beermakers - Apr 22, 2014 at 12:28 PM

      He may not get a statue, but he has helped his team started to the best record in baseball.

    • brandotho - Apr 22, 2014 at 12:53 PM

      Selig got one, so why not?

  5. brandotho - Apr 22, 2014 at 12:52 PM

    “The postgame is brought to you by…….. Christ I can’t find it. The hell with it!”

  6. norvturnersneck - Apr 22, 2014 at 1:11 PM

    He better be holding a brew in one hand.

  7. natstowngreg - Apr 22, 2014 at 1:16 PM

    The person who thought of this statue oughta get an award.

  8. kcroyal - Apr 22, 2014 at 1:33 PM

    I hear the statue will be just a bit outside of the complex.

  9. kevinbnyc - Apr 22, 2014 at 1:56 PM

    They couldn’t possibly put up enough statues for Uecker. What a treasure.

  10. musketmaniac - Apr 22, 2014 at 11:08 PM

    Schlemeel schlemazal hassenfeffer incorporated.

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