Legendary Milwaukee Brewers radio broadcaster Bob Uecker is taking a bit of a step back from his commitments in 2014, like brethren Vin Scully and Marty Brennaman have in their later years.
According to a report from Hardball Talk, the 80-year old Uecker will still be broadcasting all Brewers home games and will probably end up doing all inter divisional road games. That schedule would put his slate of games at 117, give or take a few. Uecker also said that he would be willing to broadcast more road games down the stretch if the Brewers are in contention, though all but four of Milwaukee's games in September are inter divisional - and those four against the Marlins are at Miller Park.
This is disappointing, yet understandable. Brewers fans won't be able to hear Uecker's broadcasts for a week after Milwaukee's opening series of the year with the Braves due to a road trip to Boston and Philadelphia. Uecker has one of the most recognizable voices in the broadcast booth, and he'll be missed in the roughly 25% of Brewers games he won't be calling this year.