• HaroldHecuba: Mike Mussina is EASTERN EUROPEAN, not Italian....

Updated at bottom

A woman once charged with stalking Milwaukee Brewers announcer Bob Uecker was asked to leave the team’s spring training game versus the Cubs on Monday.

Ann E. Ladd attended the spring showdown despite a restraining order that bars her from attending games that Uecker is announcing and requires her to stay at least 500 feet away from him. From the AP:

The 73-year-old Uecker has said Ladd stalked him for six or seven years, seeking his autograph, sending him unwanted gifts and appearing at ballparks and hotels where he was staying. Ladd, 45, has described herself as a Brewers fan.

bobuecker.jpgNow, I’ve got a couple of problems here. The first being that, according to reports, Uecker was not even announcing the game. In fact, the club would not clarify whether he was even at the ballpark.

Two: What exactly is an unwanted gift? I’ve received a lot of gifts in my day and not ONE of them has ever been unwanted.

Three: This is Bob Uecker we’re talking about, right? The same Bob Uecker who so elegantly portrayed Harry Doyle in the 1989 baseball hit Major League? The former “friend of the feather”? The same Harry Doyle I’ve revered as a pinnacle of baseball fiction for the last eighteen years? What in the world is he doing filing a restraining order? How disappointing.

Four: This woman has publically described herself as a Brewers fan. Isn’t that suffering enough?

Uecker has been the voice of the Brewers since 1971 and won the Hall of Fame’s 2003 Ford C. Frick Award for major contributions to baseball broadcasting, but I’m still rooting for the underdog. Ann, if you still want you some Uecker, you go get you some Uecker.

Update, 6/2/08: According to documents provided by Ann E. Ladd herself, the stalking charges have been dismissed “on Prosecutor’s Motion.” Ladd contacted UmpBump.com via email,  and submitted copies of court documents that confirm the dismissal of all stalking charges in the case. Here’s the court document.

Leave a Reply

Marketplace

    Subscribe via email

    Enter your email address:

    Archives

What's Popular

Featured posts

220px-Bbwaa_logo_web

December 5, 2011

Will anybody get elected to the Hall of Fame this year?

Last week, we asked you to vote for who you would like to see enshrined in baseball’s Hall of Fame. The verdict? If it were up to UmpBump readers, nobody would make it in. The leading vote getter (so far) is Jeff Bagwell, who has 60% support. Of course, in the real voting, players need […]

January 5, 2011

Annual UmpBump Hall of Fame Balloting: 2011 Edition

In what has become an annual tradition, we here at UmpBump cast our ballots for the Hall of Fame on the eve of the announcements of the voting for the real Hall of Fame. Voters can vote for anyone ever who has been retired from baseball for at least five years and is not already […]

According to the internet, "The Little Napoleon" John McGraw was the greatest manager of all time.

October 19, 2010

Crowdsourcing the Greats: The Top 10 Managers of All Time

Now that we’ve looked at every position on the diamond, as well as relief pitchers, we are nearing the end of our “Crowdsourcing the Greats” series. But before we finish, let’s turn one more time to the internet hoi polloi for answers on who the greatest baseball manager of all time was. As usual, we […]