Uecker back in the booth

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS BRIEFING -

Bob Uecker is back in the Mil­wau­kee Brew­ers’ broad­cast booth with a fixed-up ticker. His sense of hu­mor never changed.

A fit and trim-look­ing Uecker held a 30-minute press con­fer­ence Fri­day to dis­cuss the re­turn to the job he loves. “I’m ready to rock and roll,” he said. The 75-year-old un­der­went surgery April 30 to re­place his aor­tic valve, aor­tic root and part of his as­cend­ing aorta, and had a coro­nary by­pass, too. He said that he felt great but ad­mit­ted that his doc­tors, Al­fred Ni­colosi and Jim Kleczka, might not agree, jok­ing that they let him re­turn be­cause he promised they could throw out a cer­e­mo­nial first pitch. “I hope they do bet­ter than they did on my in­ci­sion,” he said.

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