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Brewers set plan for Uecker statue event

Brewers set plan for Uecker statue event

 Brewers set plan for Uecker statue event
CHICAGO -- Bob Uecker knows the Brewers will have some surprises in store when they unveil his statue outside Miller Park on Friday.

The team did announce Wednesday that Uecker's longtime friend Bob Costas would emcee the event, and Uecker is expecting the list of attendees to include Major League Baseball Commissioner Allan H. "Bud" Selig, Hall of Famer Hank Aaron, former NBC Sports chairman Dick Ebersol, "Doc" Severinsen of "Tonight Show" fame and former castmates from the television series, "Mr. Belvedere."

Another Hall of Famer, Robin Yount, is traveling overseas and recorded a video message for the event.

Beyond that, Uecker is expecting some surprises.

"I know they have a bunch of stuff planned they won't tell me about," he said.

The Brewers stressed in a news release Wednesday that very limited standing room will be available for the general public, outside of the tent that will house the event. Fans are better off watching on television -- FS Wisconsin will carry the ceremony live beginning at 1:30 p.m. CT, and MLB.com will feature video along with its coverage.

The Uecker statue will stand alongside Aaron, Selig and Yount on the home plate plaza outside Miller Park.

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