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Uecker Back in Booth After Heart Survery
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Bob Uecker is back in the booth with a fixed-up ticker. His sense of humor never changed.

A fit and trim looking Uecker held a 30-minute press conference Friday to discuss the return to the job he loves and missed.

The 75-year-old broadcaster underwent surgery April 30 to replace his aortic valve, aortic root and part of his ascending aorta, and had a coronary bypass, too.

He said that he felt great, he admitted that his two doctors, Alfred Nicolosi and Jim Kleczka, might not agree.

He joked that they let him return because he promised they could throw out a ceremonial first pitch as the Brewers play the Washington Nationals on Friday night.

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