When Greg Maddux was elected to the Hall of Fame today (thanks in part to you!!) the news was less that he'd made it, but that someone hadn't voted for him. We're in the second wave now: Maddux stories. Like his arm, they're better than most.
Diamond Mines is a fantastic site for baseball wonks, as it allows you to look up old scouting reports on major league players. It's also a gold mine for people who want to marvel at some of the truly odd things that scouts used to include in their reports.
Former MLB first baseman and Diamondbacks color commentator Mark Grace is going to jail because he can't stop driving around Arizona while drunk. Earlier today, Grace pleaded guilty to endangerment and DUI, and was sentenced to four months of work-release jail time and three years of supervised probation. Before…
So, as many of us now know, the Texas Rangers have some absurd hot dog that costs close to $30. It's a testament to the American spirit and Texas in particular. The bigger the better. It's also perfect "human interest" fodder for visiting team crews to discuss when they roll in to town.
No, really. Just before Scott Feldman went into his wind-up to deliver a 2-0 pitch, that's exactly what Grace said. And, lo, that's exactly what Kubel subsequently did. Watch for yourself below.
Grace, the former Cub and Diamondback first baseman who now announces games for Arizona, was busted in Scottsdale during the wee hours of Memorial Day for weaving in his lane. The D-Backs had won that afternoon in Houston, their sixth in a row.
"I am a single now. I was a single guy then... [I] want to be able to perform. It's kind of funny, it's kind of not. That stuff will tear you up as far as your manhood is concerned." [DPShow]
Mark Grace is the type of ex-athlete Kevin Costner wishes he could play in movies but just can't because he's Kevin Costner. Hugging Harold Reynolds uncovered a story about Grace that, if true, enhances his reputation as baseball's patron rogue.