Seeing as how he's been doing that duty since 1971, save for his time off since heart surgery in April, that is refreshing news to Brewers fans and baseball fans alike. Having Ueck in the broadcast booth is just the right thing - it makes the world a better place. I'm not alone in Milwaukee, in Wisconsin, or in the country in being thrilled by the news.
And with such great news on our minds, it seems like the perfect time to look back at two recent(ish) posts: first, there's this terrific guest post from Carson Cistulli, published this week, reminding us of how great of a human being Bob Uecker is (I wasn't kidding when I said that his return makes the world a better place).
There's also this chart I did at the beginning of the year, when we first heard about Ueck's surgery. Forty years is a long time to be doing a job, and it's made Uecker the voice of millions of people's childhoods. He's not alone in that regard, though, as Scully, Harwell, Caray, Buck, and many others have had the same privilege. This chart - Your Childhood Has Been Brought to You By... - honors them all (though there are many more who deserve at least the same honor).
The real honor will be hearing Uecker's voice coming out of the radio once again on Friday, but, until then, I hope this will do. Now let's hope the weekend gets here soon.