A few years ago, Matt Parker and I were on the field at Miller Park. We were trying to get some pre-game interviews, when we spotted the legendary Bob Uecker sitting in the dugout. I could not pass up a shot at getting Uecker!
I had a couple interesting things in my arsenal. Uecker had recently golfed with Fran Gallagher, my great friend and Publisher of Global Traveler magazine. Also, Uecker and I share a birthday. I figured if I started with these facts, it would be more conversational and I would land Uecker. I was right. The interview is at In the Dugout with Bob Uecker. With 10,043 views, it is my 7th most viewed interview. It is also one of my favorites.
I got the Ueck!!!
Bob Uecker is a baseball icon. He was never a baseball star and he probably gained much more fame post-retirement. Whether as an announcer, author, spokesperson or actor, Uecker has remeained popular. Everyone knows Uecker and I got him!
He was one of my first big interviews. It wasn't lengthy. It wasn't riveting. Yet, it was mine!
Bob Uecker and me in Milwaukee, WI-Summer 2009.