Brewers say Bob Uecker to scale back travel schedule in 2014

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- The Milwaukee Brewers, via their website, have announced Brewers announcer Bob Uecker plans to scale back his travel schedule for 2014.

Uecker is 79 years old, and entering his 44th season calling games for the Brewers.

According to the article at -- Uecker is heeding the advice of his friend, and Brewers owner Mark Attanasio by easing his workload.

The Brewers say Uecker will still call Brewers home games, but may skip some of the longer road trips.

The article at says Uecker has stressed that he is in good health, and suggested his travel schedule would be fluid.

Uecker has not missed a significant number of games since 2010, when he underwent open heart surgery and was out for about three months.

The article at quotes Uecker as saying: "Last year, I thought, 'I'm coming up on 80 years old, and it's not a bad idea to kick back and enjoy yourself a little bit and take some time off and catch a few extra fish and do the things I enjoy doing.' Like I said before, it's hard to get out. It's hard to get away from something you love and something you've done for so long."

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