SJ - August 17, 2020
Former MLB star Mark Grace found himself trending on Twitter Sunday, which is rarely a good thing, for going Archie Bunker and calling his ex-wife a "dingbat" during a Marquee Cubs broadcast where he was serving as a guest broadcaster.
Marquee announced back in January that they would be rotating guest broadcasters to join Len Kasper and Jim DeShaies in the booth. COVID scrapped that idea, but they've still had Ryan Dempster and Mark Grace guest broadcast this season.
Grace was telling a bizarre story about the time his ex-wife parked in Bud Selig's parking spot when he decided to call his ex-wife a dingbat. The fact that it went viral will likely mean he won't be on any Marquee broadcasts anytime soon.
From Awful Announcing:
There are rumblings Grace won’t be on the next five Marquee broadcasts because of what he said. Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune tweeted, “Word on the street is Mark Grace will be off Cubs broadcasts the next five games for inappropriate comments on his Ex.”
Here are the ramblings of a mad man...
This is why Cubs great Mark Grace is trending pic.twitter.com/5M857OqFfU
— tony pierce (@busblog) August 15, 2020
This sounds like the ramblings of a former football player or maybe a boxer, not a baseball player. What is he talking about and why did it take him so long to tell it?
Mark Grace doesn't need a microphone in front of him. Not necessarily because of what he said, it wasn't great, but because of how he delivered it. That's the real crime.
We can't have anyone pretending to be a broadcaster.