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Friday, April 27, 2012

Hurray for Mediocrity

           Bob Uecker was baseball’s patron saint of average. He parlayed a forgettable career as a catcher for several teams into a television career (MR. BELVADERE and numerous appearances on talk shows) and a broadcasting career, which gained him an entrance into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
            Known for his wit and self-deprecating humor, here is how he described his biggest thrill: "The biggest thrill a ballplayer can have is when your son takes after you. That happened when my Bobby was in his championship Little League game. He really showed me something. Struck out three times. Made an error that lost the game. Parents were throwing things at our car and swearing at us as we drove off. Gosh, I was proud."
            Talent can take you to the major leagues, but a sense of humor can take you even further.

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