Jon Gries, the actor who played Uncle Rico in Napoleon Dynamite, showed up at the Brewers Spring Training Complex on Wednesday. Apparently, he is a friend of Randy Wolf. Brewers beat writer Adam McCalvey notified us of this when he tweeted out: “Brewers win the award for most random Spring Training visit. Uncle Rico is sitting in the clubhouse eating breakfast.”
Frank Caliendo was also there that day, so it was a serious effort in the Desert. As can be seen in the above photo, Uncle Rico was appropriately sporting #69 as he ran through drills. The visit was symbolic, as the Brewers and Uncle Rico were both on top of their games in 1982. No word on whether he hit anyone in the face with a steak to show off his gun.
[photo via @AdamMcCalvey]