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POST August 2008 Grace

POST August 2008 Grace

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Published by: Tom Zenner on Mar 23, 2010
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AUG2008www.postphx.com
 
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Game Over. Game On.
DESTINED FOR GREATNESS
The D-Backs’ Micah Owings is theepitome of well-rounded
GRASS CLOWN
Scottsdale’s Gary McCordis the funniest man in golf
BREAD WINNER
ASU football coachDan Cozzetto’s sidebiz — a bakery
HE’S A GLOBALSUPERSTAR — AND11 YEARS OLD!
Meet Gilbert BMX studBrock Heffron
AUG 2008
D-BACKS FANSSAY GRACE
MARK GRACE WAS A GREAT BASEBALL PLAYER.HE MIGHT BE AN EVEN BETTER ANNOUNCER.
PLUS:
 
FORMER NFL STAR KICKER NICK LOWERY
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A VALLEY WOMAN HELPS NEEDY KIDS WORLDWIDE
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SUNS ASSISTANT ALVIN GENTRY CALLS PHOENIX HOME 
NO BULL 
VINNY DEL NEGRO’S DREAM JOB CAME TRUE
 
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w   p, in life for that matter,made more sense than the ideaof Mark race trading in hiseye black for ancake makeuhen his days as a great MajorLeague layer ended and thenext hase of his life ickedu. o say race’s style,exerience, it and isdomere erfectly suited for life as an analyst is akinto saying air conditioning might be a comfortableamenity in the desert. e just belongs there, like hedid in a clubhouse or dugout or atrolling rst baseas a Cub and a Diamondback. is resence, eitheron the eld or in the booth, makes fans feel better.Tings are more fun. Lighter. Looser. Less stressful.with racie calling a game, you kno regardless of hat haens beteen the lines, you ill at least beentertained and more than likely enlightened. eck,if something he says oends you, may e suggest youget a life or lighten u. But as easy as he makes thingsaear and as comfortable as he is ith a mic in hishand, don’t get the imression that it as some hocus-ocus magic formula that alloed him to make thetransition so seamless. Yeah, racie has the erfecttools to be a fantastic announcer, but he also hadto ork at it from day one. “ kne  had things tolearn,” race told
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. “ as very fortunate that had Tom Brenneman as a artner. e gave metough love hen  needed tough love, and cradled mehen  needed to be cradled. e certainly made mebetter. when  rst got started at this thing,  asn’t very good at it, and ’ll be the rst to admit that. ButTom, cott nyder, Mark eeder, cotty eyer, andodd walsh, they all gave me a lot of fatherly advice,brotherly advice, hich really heled.And the other thing that really heled as beinghumble and resectful enough for the job to knothat it is something that takes time. And rearation. 
Say
Grace
Diamondbacks fansare spoiled in onearea. They get towatch and listen toone of the best andmost entertainingannouncers in sportson a nightly basis. Butbecoming a big-leagueTV talent didn’t comeas easily as MarkGrace makes it look.
ByZack Simon
Photos by Tracy Rasinski
 Mark Grace
AUGUST 2008
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