Joe Block becomes Joe Milwaukee

They still have to fill Prince Fielder’s shoes at first base, but the Milwaukee Brewers nevertheless just made a nice pickup in Joe Block, hiring the erstwhile DodgerTalk host to do play-by-play, working with no less an entity than Bob Uecker.

“Joe and I spent some time together, and I think he’ll be a great addition,” Uecker told Evan Dreilich of MLB.com. “Joe sounds good on the air, he’s a Midwest guy and he wants to be in Milwaukee as a part of the Brewers. Bottom line, all of those are important qualities that will make him successful here.”

Congrats to Joe, who said farewell to Dodger fans here: “To the kind folks in L.A., the Dodgers and KABC, thank you for giving me the opportunity to talk baseball with you last season. I felt a genuine camaraderie with Dodgers fans I can only hope to replicate in Wisconsin.”

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