MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brewers broadcaster and funnyman Bob Uecker was locked in the radio booth at Miller Park when the door handle broke during the sixth inning against the Dodgers Wednesday night.
The 80-year-old known for his wit was trapped and, of course, made a joke out of it.
“People who are listening to the ballgame, I know what you’re thinking: ‘He’s ready for the (nursing) home. He’s cooked. It’s finally happened. He’s seeing ladders and doors without handles.'”
When the door wouldn’t open from the outside, a long, red ladder was brought to the walkway on the Loge level and an employee climbed through the large front windowless opening of the booth to remove the hinges in the seventh inning.
“Anyone, really, from the concourse could just walk up our ladder,” joked Joe Block, Uecker’s broadcast partner, who was also locked in.