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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Bob Uecker to get statue in last row at Miller Park

Brewers Hall of Fame radio voice Bob Uecker, who has a statue outside of Miller Park, soon will have one inside the stadium.

The Brewers announced Wednesday that Uecker will be honored with a statue in the last row of the Terrace Level at Miller Park.

The statue will pay tribute to the popular Miller Lite “All Stars” ad campaign which featured Uecker’s famous tagline, “I must be in the front row.” In the commercial, Uecker ended up in the last row. instead of the great seats he expected.

The statue will sit atop the Uecker Seats in the Terrace Level (Section 422) and will feature an open seat next to it allowing for a perfect photo opportunity. It will be dedicated on the afternoon of Friday, April 25, with more details provided as that date approaches.

“I can’t think of a better place to put this statue,” Uecker said. “This will be great for fans and even better for pigeons.  You might even be able to see a little part of the field.”

Thanks to Los.

 

Repoz Posted: January 22, 2014 at 07:09 PM | 20 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. JRVJ Posted: January 22, 2014 at 07:16 PM (#4644675)
This seems like a fairly inconsequential, but fun thing to do. Good for the Brewers.

(A bit of a non-sequitur, but one of my favorite statues is in Philly, somewhere around 17th or 18th Street. It's of a "guy" hailing a cab, on a regular, non-park/plaza block).
   2. RollingWave Posted: January 22, 2014 at 08:34 PM (#4644709)
He need a rocket up his arse to catch that one.
   3. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: January 22, 2014 at 08:53 PM (#4644714)
That's great.
   4. asinwreck Posted: January 22, 2014 at 11:29 PM (#4644807)
Perfect.
   5. Misirlou's been working for the drug squad Posted: January 22, 2014 at 11:36 PM (#4644814)
Weird. I tried explaining the significance of this to my 14 YO, and then decided to just have him watch the commercial on You Tube. There are a host of Uecker Miller Lite commercials available, but not the "front row" one. Found another site via google that claimed to have it, but the video was taken down for copyright infringement. Can't find it anywhere online.
   6. bobm Posted: January 23, 2014 at 01:52 AM (#4644872)
[1] http://www.philart.net/art.php?id=9

"Allow Me" by J. Seward Johnson, Jr.


   7. stevegamer Posted: January 23, 2014 at 02:17 AM (#4644882)
I liked "Allow Me" better at it's prior location, which was when it was on 17th street.
   8. Perry Posted: January 23, 2014 at 12:13 PM (#4645020)
Has any 30-second commercial ever had so many quotable lines? Practically the whole thing is quotable, from "Called the front office -- bingo" to "Mine must be in the front rowwww" to "Great seats, huh buddy? HE MISSED THE TAG! HE MISSED THE TAG!" And Uecker's delivery is spot on throughout. He really was a good comic actor.
   9. JRVJ Posted: January 23, 2014 at 12:55 PM (#4645055)
6/7, thanks.

I haven't been to that part of Philly in at least 10 years (and probably not since 2000), so I was going from memory.
   10. Jim Wisinski Posted: January 23, 2014 at 12:59 PM (#4645059)
Cleveland should really have a Uecker statue somewhere.
   11. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: January 23, 2014 at 01:07 PM (#4645063)
Has any 30-second commercial ever had so many quotable lines? Practically the whole thing is quotable, from "Called the front office -- bingo" to "Mine must be in the front rowwww" to "Great seats, huh buddy? HE MISSED THE TAG! HE MISSED THE TAG!" And Uecker's delivery is spot on throughout. He really was a good comic actor.


For me as a baseball fan and non beer-drinker it's the greatest beer commercial of all time. I still utter "I must be in the front rowww..." when navigating to my seats in a theater.

This is a fantastic tribute for Uecker.
   12. jobu Posted: January 23, 2014 at 01:16 PM (#4645071)
For me as a baseball fan and non beer-drinker it's the greatest beer commercial of all time. I still utter "I must be in the front rowww..." when navigating to my seats in a theater.


Agree.

Just a few weeks ago, I was wondering if my frequent use of the phrase "Uecker Seats" was something that was lost on younger generations--then I was dismayed not to be able to find "the" Uecker commercial online. I think it's great that Milwaukee sells Uecker Seats and that they are celebrating him in this way.
   13. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: January 23, 2014 at 02:32 PM (#4645125)
We can watch Matt Garza pitch from this vantage now I see. 4/52.
   14. boteman Posted: January 23, 2014 at 02:58 PM (#4645137)
That "front row!" ad must have gotten pulled in about the last 6 months or so. I distinctly remember viewing it on YouTube within that time frame.

This is a national travesty that must be corrected at once! (I mean the missing video, not Uecker's statue.)
   15. SoSH U at work Posted: January 23, 2014 at 03:21 PM (#4645165)
Who would pull them? I can't imagine Miller Brewer Company not wanting folks going online to voluntarily watch ads for their product.

   16. alkeiper Posted: January 23, 2014 at 03:43 PM (#4645199)
Somehow, Bob Uecker should get the first Bud Selig award. It would be befitting for all the dignity the award seeks to entail.
   17. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: January 23, 2014 at 03:56 PM (#4645211)
Now if the Orioles could only do something like that for Wild Bill Hagy....though they have inducted him into their Hall of Fame.
   18. DL from MN Posted: January 23, 2014 at 04:48 PM (#4645254)
I imagine if they create a photo opportunity for the Bud Selig award it won't get quite as much use.
   19. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: January 23, 2014 at 05:39 PM (#4645301)
there is a Bud statue outside Miller Park. I would imagine there are some obscene images on various mobile devices which include this imagery.
   20. villageidiom Posted: January 23, 2014 at 06:28 PM (#4645342)
For me as a baseball fan and non beer-drinker it's the greatest beer commercial of all time. I still utter "I must be in the front rowww..." when navigating to my seats in a theater.
In the "Chicks dig the long ball" thread a couple weeks ago, this commercial was my suggestion for the best baseball commercial ever. Where were y'all then?

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