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SBD/August 27, 2012/Media
Mark Grace Takes Leave From D'Backs TV Booth After Second DUI Arrest In 15 Months
Published August 27, 2012
following most recent DUI arrest
BRENLY SHOOTS DOWN RUMORS: Cubs TV analyst Bob Brenly called speculation he may replace Grace in the D'Backs' booth in '13 was nothing more than "rain delay filler." In Chicago, Paul Sullivan noted Brenly is "nearing the end of his second four-year deal to broadcast Cubs games, and there's no certainty he'll be back" next year. His "outspoken nature has sometimes put him at odds with Cubs players," but that kind of "blunt commentary has endeared Brenly to many Cubs fans who appreciate his candor" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 8/26). Notably, Brenly was the manager of the '01 D'Backs team that won the World Series; Grace was a 1B on the team (THE DAILY).