ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Mark Grace is likely to be on the short list of candidates to replace Bob Brenly in the Cubs broadcast booth if Brenly gets the managerial job in Milwaukee.
But Grace, a TV analyst for Arizona currently working the World Series in his part-time role for Fox, might be a little too candid for his own good, saying the Cubs "laid down" in their National League Division Series loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
While calling a Cubs-Milwaukee game at Miller Park on the final weekend of the regular season, Grace said there was no way the Cubs at least shouldn't go to the World Series. Thursday, however, he said he wasn't shocked after watching the Cubs fall apart.
"Not the way they [messed] it up," he said. "Honestly, that's twice now that this same group of players has gone out and played tight. C'mon. Are you kidding me? They got swept by the Diamondbacks [in '07] and they got swept by the Dodgers. They just went out and played tight.