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Milwaukee Brewers to honor Bob Uecker with statue in upper deck

MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - Remember the 1980's Miller Lite commercial in which Bob Uecker was told he was in the wrong seat, claimed he must be in the "front row," and was sent way up on top?

Well, the Milwaukee Brewers will honor that iconic ad with a statue on the top row of Miller Park's highest deck.  

Uecker, the Brewers' Hall of Fame radio announcer, already has a statue on the ground in front of the ballpark.

This one is only fitting, says Brewers' vice president Rick Schlesinger -- because Uecker is synonymous with his famous "front row" line in the former Miller Lite All-Stars which featured retired athletes, coaches and assorted characters.  

The statue will be dedicated April 25th, and will sit atop the $1 "Uecker seats" behind the plate in Section 422 -- where two large beams already obstruct the view.  

Uecker deadpanned that he couldn't think of a better place for the statue. He said it will be great for the fans and even greater for the pigeons.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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