Mark Grace is a reporter's dream, always offering a post-game gem of a quote. Over his many seasons, both with the Cubs and the Diamondbacks, Mark has experienced just about every emotion a ballplayer can. From the depths of frustration to the heights of a World Championship, Grace always maintains his unique sense of humor and humbleness regardless of the situation. Here are some classic examples of Mark's attempts to put those feelings into words. These quotes are also fun to share through conference calls unlimited services with a faraway friend who loves baseball.
On giving up a homerun to rookie David Moss in his relief pitching appearance on September 2, 2002...
On meeting the Yankees in the World Series, October
On his rally-starting single in the
9th inning of World Series Game 7...
On the feeling of playing in and winning
a World Series, October 2001...
On the accuracy of his bobblehead doll, given away
at Bank One Ballpark on August 18, 2001...
On his release from the Cubs following the 1999 season...
On Cubs teammate Kerry Wood and his 20 strikeout game,
May 5, 1998...
On the 1998 Cubs,and their run to the wild-card and
Cubs teammate Shawn Dunston...
On the definition of a "slumpbuster", after
being pressed by host Jim Rome in a now-infamous 2003 interview on the
television show "Rome is Burning" to clarify the baseball
slang term (this is the "official" word-for-word transcript from the interview)...
On living in the moment..
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