Joe Buck says he gave up booze to deal with crazy schedule

Joe Buck says he gave up booze to deal with crazy schedule

Joe Buck needed a break.

The 51-year-old play-by-play man has had a hectic schedule recently, rotating between football and his usual World Series gig. Until this past Monday, Buck said on “The Peter King Podcast,” he had done a national broadcast for 14 straight days, jetting around the country from game to game.

The crazy stretch caused Buck to sacrifice one of his favorite rituals.

“My own personal secret is I made a pact with myself that for the last two-plus weeks — now going on three weeks — I wasn’t going to have a drink which, to me, is a big deal,” Buck said. “My wife and I … when we put our two-and-a-half-year-old twins down, we like to share a bottle of wine and watch whatever the hell we’re binge watching at the time.

“I just thought — this is the first time I’ve done that — for the next two-and-a-half weeks, I’m not going to have alcohol in my life. And that’s helped me sleep.”

Despite his brutal travel schedule, Buck actually said on the podcast that he had gotten the best sleep since his twins, Wyatt and Blake, were born in 2018. When Buck finally got a break this Monday, reality set in.

“[Monday] was a weird day,” he said. “It’s like somebody pulled the plug out of the wall and I just sat in my room staring at the aforementioned wall. It’s been crazy. It’s been a blast, though.”

Buck’s World Series gig ended Tuesday night when the Dodgers wrapped up the series in Game 6, though he’ll presumably continue his NFL duties throughout the season.

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Erin Clark

Erin is a sports enthusiast who loves indulging in occasional football matches. She is a passionate journalist who flaunts a perfect hold over the English language. She currently caters her skills for the sports and health section of Report Door.