Major League Baseball put fans out of their misery this week by reaching an agreement on the 2020 season after three months of negotiating, if you can even call it that. The campaign will be 60 games long, meaning that each club will have 30 home games apiece.
For Milwaukee Brewers radio voice Bob Uecker, this news couldn't have come at a better time. Despite being in the twilight of his career, the Hall of Fame broadcaster is itching to get back in the booth.
This is the lighthearted banter that has made Uecker so beloved in baseball circles. Fans in Milwaukee would be the first to tell you that. After all, he's entering his 50th season as the radio play-by-play man for the Brewers and 65th overall as a commentator for MLB.
Uecker then poked fun at the current state of baseball, and how long it took owners and the players' association to reach an agreement, even though it was technically commissioner Rob Manfred that intervened to ensure that happened.
Suffice to say that "this" isn't what anybody was hoping for. In hindsight, players shouldn't be reporting to camp next week -- the season should be starting by then -- and Uecker humorously pointing that out is precisely what makes him one of the best to ever do it.