It's a close game Tuesday night at Wrigley, with the Brewers leading the Cubs 3-1, heading into the bottom of the seventh.
So when Bob Uecker sings "Take Me Out to the Ballgame," during the seventh inning stretch, is anyone surprised that Mr. Baseball "roots, roots, roots" for the Brewers? Don't be.
In the many times Uecker has performed the song at the so-called "friendly confines," each time, he's rooted for the Brewers.
This time, he added politely (but unnecessarily), "You do the same for the Cubs!"
That was a nice touch as Cubs fans booed Bob (or as the TV announcers said, "They were yelling 'Uecke, Uecke, Uecke.'"
In this most heated rivalry in this extremely important game, it's great that Uecker, the ultimate Brewers fan, didn't do the PC thing. He re-affirmed his allegiance to Milwaukee. And that's just great. If you've ever met Bob in person, it's not surprising.
Too bad Scott Linebrink couldn't hold the lead, coughing up two runs to let the Cubs tie the game.
Stay tuned, fans, this one is far from over.
Andy is the founder and co-owner of OnMilwaukee.com. He returned to Milwaukee in 1996 after living on the East Coast for nine years, where he wrote for The Dallas Morning News Washington Bureau and worked in the White House Office of Communications. He was also Associate Editor of The GW Hatchet, his college newspaper at The George Washington University.
Before launching OnMilwaukee.com in 1998 at age 23, he worked in public relations for two Milwaukee firms, most of the time daydreaming about starting his own publication.
Hobbies include running when he finds the time, fixing the rust on his '75 MGB, mowing the lawn at his cottage in the Northwoods, and making an annual pilgrimage to Phoenix for Brewers Spring Training.