Cubs legend Mark Grace is in hot water over offensive comments made on-air on Saturday in which he repeatedly referred to his ex-wife as “the dingbat.”
The unfiltered 56-year-old was forced to apologize shortly after the derogatory remarks and may still face disciplinary action from Marquee Sports Network, according to TMZ.
“During today’s game I referred to my ex-wife in a way that I absolutely should not have,” he said in a statement following the broadcast of the Brewers-Cubs game. “I want everyone to know how very sorry I am about that. My remarks were offensive and inappropriate, and I deeply apologize.”
The incident occurred when Grace — who was hired by Marquee in February — joined announcers Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies and shared a rambling anecdote during the top of the sixth inning about a time in which his ex-wife accidentally parked in a spot reserved for former MLB commissioner Bud Selig.
“It’s early afternoon and my ex-wife — I’m going to go Archie Bunker on you guys a little bit — I called her ‘the dingbat,’” he said in reference to the “All In The Family” character, who used to refer to his spouse as such.