Whether you love or hate Joe Buck, it was pretty cool when he gave the booth to legendary Brewers announcer Bob Uecker for an inning.
Longtime FOX broadcaster Joe Buck has taken plenty of heat throughout his career. At this point, despite the fact that he’s been calling MLB and NFL games for years and has covered plenty of World Series and Super Bowls, it seems like he has far more haters than he does fans.
But regardless of what your opinion is of Buck and his announcing skills, you can’t deny that he made a pretty awesome move during Game 2 of the National League Championship Series between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
In the bottom of the fourth inning at Miller Park, with the Brewers at the plate, Buck stepped out of the broadcast booth and allowed Bob Uecker to take over and call the action for an inning. While Uecker was in the booth, the Brewers almost scored the first run of the game, which would’ve made the experience even more incredible. But sadly, Christian Yelich grounded out to first to end the inning.
For those who don’t know, Uecker is a former player and a current broadcaster. He has been announcing Brewers games on the radio since 1971. That’s 47 years, which is a pretty long time.
Uecker spent a couple of seasons in the Majors playing for the Milwaukee Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves. His playing career ended after the 1967 season, but then he stepped into the role as radio announcer for the Brewers just a few years later and has never looked back.
He was only in the booth during Game 2 for a half inning, but there’s no doubt that Brewers fans tuning in loved getting to hear him call a little bit of action.
They probably weren’t quite as thrilled when Buck returned for the top of the fifth, but oh well.