Mark Grace arrested for DUI again, on leave as D-backs announcer

Mark Grace is taking an indefinite leave of absence as a Diamondbacks broadcaster after being arrested for his second DUI in 15 months, The Arizona Republic reports. Grace must have realized the consequences of his second DUI, because he seemed considerably more grumpy in his most recent mug shot.

According to The Republic, Grace was pulled over for having an expired registration plate. He was arrested for DUI after a field sobriety test was administered.

Oh, and get this, he was driving without an interlock device for his car as was required following his previous DUI.

FOX Sports Arizona has plans for former franchise legend Luis Gonzalez to call Friday and Saturday’s games and Joe Garagiola to do Sunday’s. We doubt either man will have Grace’s home run predicting ability.

Mark Grace calls Jason Kubel home run seconds before it happens (Video)

Mark Grace is either clairvoyant or lucky, because the Diamondbacks broadcaster successfully predicted that Jason Kubel would hit a home run seconds before it happened.

Kubel bashed a two-run blast in the top of the second of Arizona’s game against Texas on Thursday to make it 2-1 and open the door for an 11-3 win.

As Rangers starter Scott Feldman was about to deliver a pitch, Grace said “Jason Kubel’s about to homer.” Sure enough, Kubel deposited a ball into the Rangers’ bullpen in right center for his 7th home run of the season.

A reader told Deadspin that Grace tries to do this sort of thing all the time, but that still doesn’t take away from my enjoyment of the video.

Grace’s call was easily the best broadcaster prediction since this one.