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Uecker: Product placement

Some things are just wrong.

People complaining about playing football, a cold-weather outdoor game, in cold weather outdoors. Scheduling a spinoff Winter Classic hockey game in a place that has no winter. Gary Payton saying defense is dead in the NBA because you can't grab guys by the jersey and ski behind them anymore, like he could in the old days.

(Why do you think they called him "The Glove"? Because he had his hands on the guy he was guarding all the time).

Of course, then there are things that are so right they couldn't be any more right.

Like, well, a statue of Bob Uecker in the last row of Miller Park.

Now that's perfection.

Ben Smith's blog.