Monday's nagging question is, where's Mr. Belvedere when you really need him? Absent a fussy English butler to turn away crazies at the door, Brewers broadcaster Bob Uecker has been left to his own devices to fend off
apparent mental cases like Ann Ladd. The Smoking Gun reports that Uecker, 72, has taken out a restraining order on the 45-year-old woman, who has been bothering him for several years. Or so he says. It could just be another bit:
Any high-profile ballplayer like I was gets his share of crazy fans. I remember one night in particular, this woman was pounding on my hotel room door for an hour straight. Foaming at the mouth, crazed look in her eyes. I finally had to let her out.