When Johnny Carson ruled the late-night airwaves, it was always a source of pride for Milwaukeeans to turn on "The Tonight Show" and see legendary Brewers broadcaster Bob Uecker take a turn on the guest panel.
These days, you can turn on the TV and see guests talking about Ueck.
A few months ago, comedian Artie Lange told a story about visiting the Brewers broadcast booth with Norm Macdonald, who happens to be one of Uecker's close friends.
Last night, Macdonald visited Letterman and spent part of his time telling Uecker stories. Here are clips from both visits. Too bad the Brewers already made their visit to Citi Field to play the Mets. When you watch these videos, you get the distinct impression that Letterman will want to visit with Uecker very soon. Maybe on a day off later this year...
Speaking of Uecker, there are rumors that another "Major League" movie could be in the works, which would mean another round of great clips from Harry Doyle. Stay tuned for updates, enjoy the clips and enjoy the Brewers-Cubs series this weekend.
Artie Lange on Uecker and the "cough button":
Host of “The Drew Olson Show,” which airs 1-3 p.m. weekdays on The Big 902. Sidekick on “The Mike Heller Show,” airing weekdays on The Big 920 and a statewide network including stations in Madison, Appleton and Wausau. Co-author of Bill Schroeder’s “If These Walls Could Talk: Milwaukee Brewers” on Triumph Books. Co-host of “Big 12 Sports Saturday,” which airs Saturdays during football season on WISN-12. Former senior editor at OnMilwaukee.com. Former reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.