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Friday, August 24, 2012

Mark Grace takes indefinite leave of absence from Arizona Diamondbacks

The Diamondbacks announced Friday afternoon that television analyst Mark Grace has requested an indefinite leave of absence to seek personal assistance.

 

Hope he’s OK. He may be kind of a butt, but he’s our butt.

Tom Nawrocki Posted: August 24, 2012 at 05:54 PM | 31 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. JJ1986 Posted: August 24, 2012 at 06:38 PM (#4217132)
So this is not because he wouldn't wear a polo shirt?
   2. asinwreck Posted: August 24, 2012 at 06:38 PM (#4217133)
Who is the last D'backs announcer standing?
   3. The Non-Catching Molina (sjs1959) Posted: August 24, 2012 at 06:50 PM (#4217146)
Craig is saying that Grace got another DUI last night, so he's probably headed to rehab.
   4. McCoy Posted: August 24, 2012 at 06:54 PM (#4217147)
I was just about to say authorities believe alcohol was involved.

If there was ever a major league alcoholic pool going I would have put everything I owned and then some on Mark Grace being or becoming an alcoholic.
   5. Rob_Wood Posted: August 24, 2012 at 06:59 PM (#4217153)
I remember when Harry Caray interviewed Grace when he was first called up from Iowa. That is all.
   6. McCoy Posted: August 24, 2012 at 07:09 PM (#4217173)
Wrong thread.
   7. JimMusComp likes Billy Eppler.... Posted: August 24, 2012 at 07:35 PM (#4217219)
He has the most DUI's of any announcer of the 2010's. HOF material?
   8. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: August 24, 2012 at 07:41 PM (#4217233)
He has the most DUI's of any announcer of the 2010's. HOF material?

I think he's neck-and-neck with Dan McLaughlin for that one. This could be one of those classic down-to-the-wire competitions.
   9. valuearbitrageur Posted: August 24, 2012 at 08:36 PM (#4217336)
I remember when Harry Caray interviewed Grace when he was first called up from Iowa. That is all.


Who was drunker?
   10. Downtown Bookie Posted: August 24, 2012 at 09:00 PM (#4217363)
Who is the last D'backs announcer standing?


Joe Garagiola

DB
   11. GGC for Sale Posted: August 24, 2012 at 09:26 PM (#4217385)
He has the most DUI's of any announcer of the 2010's. HOF material?


These guys have nothing on Lary Sorensen.
   12. Mark S. is bored Posted: August 24, 2012 at 10:28 PM (#4217450)
The article's been updated, Gracie was:

driving his vehicle with a suspended license and without an interlock device, as was required because of a previous DUI in Scottsdale on May 30, 2011.
   13. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: August 24, 2012 at 10:53 PM (#4217480)
he needs a slump buster
   14. Meatwad Posted: August 24, 2012 at 11:20 PM (#4217501)
Those interlocks are a pain but they do the job there supposed to. Just not if he is driving another vehicle
   15. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: August 24, 2012 at 11:29 PM (#4217507)
driving his vehicle with a suspended license and without an interlock device, as was required because of a previous DUI in Scottsdale on May 30, 2011.
That nugget makes me think there will be jail time for this one.
   16. Mark S. is bored Posted: August 24, 2012 at 11:30 PM (#4217509)
That nugget makes me think there will be jail time for this one.
I'm sure he'll get to meet Sheriff Joe.
   17. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: August 24, 2012 at 11:33 PM (#4217512)
For those keeping score, the Dbacks' TV now will be the radio team of the last few seasons: Greg Schulte and Tom Candiotti. Good pairing - lots of info, no frills and gimmicks. (And full-time on the radio will be, I think, Jeff Munn and Mike Fetters.)

For the longest time I hated Grace as a color man, but after Sutton was bounced and Schulte took the mic Grace improved remarkably. Maybe Sutton brought out the worst in Gracie.
   18. JoeHova Posted: August 25, 2012 at 01:46 AM (#4217631)
For the longest time I hated Grace as a color man, but after Sutton was bounced and Schulte took the mic Grace improved remarkably. Maybe Sutton brought out the worst in Gracie.

It was the same story in Milwaukee. Replacing Sutton with Brian Anderson made the other guy in the booth (Bill Schroeder) a lot more tolerable. Sutton is awful.
   19. Meatwad Posted: August 25, 2012 at 02:03 AM (#4217639)
I think grace is bad no matter what. I wonder is he was out looking for a slump buster
   20. Just drawing conclusions on the wall Posted: August 25, 2012 at 02:44 AM (#4217650)
At least he wasn't on steroids.
   21. Meatwad Posted: August 25, 2012 at 02:48 AM (#4217651)
I would rather he roided instead of being a drunk and a partier. might have developed into a decent power hitter.
   22. Athletic Supporter wants to move your money around Posted: August 25, 2012 at 03:28 AM (#4217653)
Hope he’s OK. He may be kind of a butt, but he’s our butt.


Who's this "we", kemo sabe?
   23. Belfry Bob Posted: August 25, 2012 at 09:22 AM (#4217698)
In related news, The Red Sox announced Friday afternoon that the entire Red Sox Nation has requested an indefinite leave of absence to seek personal assistance.
   24. Hack Wilson Posted: August 25, 2012 at 09:38 AM (#4217707)
In his last years with the Cubs I would change channels whenever Grace was batting. I can't think of any other player I hated as much, no not even Milton Bradley.
   25. Bob Evans Posted: August 25, 2012 at 10:54 AM (#4217796)
I'm sure he'll get to meet Sheriff Joe.

Maybe if his name was Miguel.
   26. Just drawing conclusions on the wall Posted: August 25, 2012 at 12:33 PM (#4217912)
I would rather he roided instead of being a drunk and a partier. might have developed into a decent power hitter.

That was why I said that. Wasn't he very proud of the fact that he (supposedly) didn't use drugs that could make him a better ballplayer. He would only have a beer or two, or ten, after a game.
   27. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: August 25, 2012 at 03:45 PM (#4218086)
It's kind of nice to know that Grace might have wasted in an instant all the capital he built up with the baseball media over a sixteen-year career of stabbing teammates in the back with anonymous quotes.

That said, I'm glad he didn't drive into a post and kill himself. He's a jerk, but he's not that big a jerk.
   28. Nats-Homer-in-DC Posted: August 26, 2012 at 12:07 AM (#4218370)
Who replaces him in the racing legends?
   29. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: August 26, 2012 at 12:52 AM (#4218391)
Who replaces him in the racing legends?

They'll keep him in it, but the Grace racer will just stumble into things.
   30. asdf1234 Posted: August 26, 2012 at 01:40 AM (#4218402)
I'm sure he'll get to meet Sheriff Joe.


Provided that everyone save Grace serves time afterwards, I would pay money to see Steven Seagal drive a tank through Mark Grace's living room.
   31. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: August 27, 2012 at 08:27 PM (#4219637)
he needs a slump buster

Who ya gonna call?

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