CLEVELAND, Oh (WBAY) – “Just a bit outside.”
Baseball and movie fans are flocking to a change.org petition calling for Fox to replace Joe Buck with Bob Uecker for the Chicago Cubs-Cleveland Indians World Series broadcasts.
“Bob Uecker is Bob Uecker – a national treasure. And his portrayal of an Indians broadcaster in the movie Major League is all-time great,” writes petition-starter Tab Bamford.
“Replacing Joe Buck with Uecker would put one of the truly great entertainers in the game on its biggest stage.”
On Tuesday morning, the petition was a few thousand signatures away from its goal.
Uecker, who has called games for the Milwaukee Brewers more than 40 years, played long-suffering Cleveland Indians play-by-play man Harry Doyle in the “Major League” movies.
Another “Major League” stalwart, Charlie Sheen, has expressed interest in throwing out the World Series first pitch as Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn.
You can sign the Bob Uecker petition here: https://www.change.org/p/fox-broadcasting-company-replace-joe-buck-with-bob-uecker-for-world-series-broadcasts
Even Joe Buck is on board. He Tweeted this message:
The World Series starts Tuesday night.