LOS ANGELES -- What will technology bring us next? Joe Torre and Bob Uecker are apparently trading text messages.
Torre, the Dodgers' manager and Uecker's onetime Milwaukee Braves teammate and roommate, said he sent a get-well message to Uecker via text after the Brewers' broadcaster underwent heart surgery last week.
Was Torre surprised to learn that the old-school Uecker was a texter?
"Not as surprised as I was to be texting," Torre joked.
Uecker called his old friend Torre before making his health issue public, and it came as no surprise that he delivered sobering news with a touch of his trademark humor.
"He's been that way at least for the part of his life that I know him, which is back into the early 1960s," Torre said.