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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.
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