Saw Bob Uecker – the famous Mr. Baseball – in the media dining room between games. Bob was wearing a sharp button-down shirt and a gaudy Bluetooth device before preparing to entertain the good folks in Milwaukee with some more splendid analysis.
The character he played in Major League wasn’t far off, folks.
Which reminds me of a funny story:
A few years back when the Brewers were in town, a member of the Philly media approached Uecker to tell him how much he enjoyed his work as well as his acting in the film, Major League. After thanking the press dude for the compliment and exchanging some more small talk, the pair split up.
Suddenly, though, Uecker stopped, turned around and called back to the media guy, “Hey, have you seen the second movie yet,” referring, of course, to the sequel in the Major League film series.
“No,” the press guy answered.
“Don’t, it sucks,” Uecker said.
That Bob Uecker – always looking out for you.
Meanwhile, Brett Myers sat down three more Brewers in a row in the second inning. That’s six up and six down for the big fella on 16 pitches (11 strikes) and five on balls hit into the air.
The Phillies’ offense continued to put pressure on Jeff Suppan and the Brewers in the bottom of the second when Pat Burrell and Shane Victorino reached to leadoff the frame. But for the second inning in a row, a double play – this one from Pedro Feliz – ruined a potentially huge threat…
That was until Myers singled to right with two outs to drive home another run. The white rally towels handed out to the fans flitted and flew a few pitches later when Jimmy Rollins smashed a single to left-center to drive in Chris Coste from third and a rumblin', stumblin', bumblin' and slidin' Myers from second.
If the sight of Myers circling the bases and sliding into home doesn't make a guy want to twirl a flag, nothing will.
Onto the third.
Phillies 4, Brewers 0Leslie chimes in: Jimmy should have never tried to stretch that single into a double to start the game... but it worked.
Brett Myers should have never been sent home in the second... but it worked.
The Phillies have had some things fall there way today... they'd better not push their luck!
Always a pessimist, Leslie... sheesh!