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Recently, former White Sox and Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk got drunk and drove his truck into a cornfield. He’s facing some serious drunk driving charges. And now this: Former Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman and most recently D-Backs television color analyst Mark Grace was sentenced to jail on DUI charges. The “lovable” drunk that used to hang out a lot at Durkin’s on the North side of Chicago trolling for Lincoln Park Trixie booty is now in major trouble. The man who popularized the term “slumpbuster” now has far more bigger issues than sleeping with a
A grand jury indicted Grace on Oct. 3 on four felony counts of aggravated driving or actual physical control while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs. Grace faces between one and 3.75 years in prison on each count. He’s been sentenced to four years in jail and two years probation.
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This being Maricopa County, Arizona, I assume that means he’s going to be in Sheriff Joe Arpaio...
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Former big leaguer Mark Grace will be spending some time behind bars after pleading guilty to endangerment and driving while intoxicated.
What is that saying about "When it rains is pours"?
Former Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks player Mark Grace was sentenced to 4-months in jail Thursday afternoon as part of a DUI arrest plea agreement.
It was not his first DUI.
Grace, who summarily lost his job as an analyst with the Diamondbacks broadcast team after his...
Former Arizona Diamondbacks color commentator and Chicago Cubs first baseman Mark Grace has been sentenced to four months in jail following his second DUI arrest in a year. Grace took a leave of absence from the Diamondbacks in August following his arrest, and the team officially dismissed him and play by play man Daron Sutton after the season.
Grace's sentence also includes...
Former Arizona Diamondbacks television analyst Mark Grace has been sentenced to four months in jail under a work-release program.
The 48-year-old former first baseman with the Diamondbacks and the Chicago Cubs pleaded guilty Thursday to felony endangerment and misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol.
Grace was arrested last August in Scottsdale - his second drunken driving...
Former Arizona Diamondbacks broadcaster Mark Grace was sentenced to four months in prison after pleading guilty to felony endangerment and misdemeanor driving under the influence, according to multiple reports. Grace, 48, was arrested last August on suspicion of driving under the influence. He'll begin his sentence Feb. 10, but will be released during his hours of employment.
Bad news concerning Carlos Marmol:
According to a report in the Domincan Republic, Cubs closer Carlos Marmol is being accused of Domestic Violence.
— David Kaplan (@thekapman) January 31, 2013
More on this as it develops, but if true this could be a hairy situation. I've been debating whether or not to throw a control issues joke in here, but decided against it.
Retired MLB first basemen Mark Grace avoided a lengthy prison sentence by pleading guilty to DUI and endangerment on Thursday. The judge imposed Grace to serve four months in work-release jail time and remain under supervised probation for three years. Also, an interlock device must be installed in Grace's vehicle for at least six months and Grace will need permission to travel...
I know I said I probably wasn't going to do these this year, but I am going to change the format a little bit. I won't be combining 5, 6 or 7 projections to create an average. I will just stick to two: CAIRO and ZiPS. I doubt the average between these two will be that much different than they'd be if we added in several other other projection systems so it's really ...
A woman in Carlos Marmal's native Dominican Republic has accused the Chicago Cubs' reliever of abusing her. Marmol has denied the allegations and filed a counter claim against her. Marmol has not yet been charged with a crime.
The Chicago Tribune relayed the story from ListinDiario.com. Marmol and his attorney, Nelson Pimentel say that the woman in question has...
This is not a good week to be a Cubs fan. First came word that former first baseman and fan favorite Mark Grace had been sentenced to four months in jail in Arizona (yeesh!) for a second DUI violation. Then, just as Cub fans were seemingly trying to shake that news off them, [...]
Michael Bourn rumors have been flying around all offseason, but he is still sitting there without a job for 2013. We were told how he'd be one of the most highly sought after free agents this offseason, but perhaps those people who said that need to rethink it. Bourn has had plenty of suitors, but talks with him have not even progressed to the stages where we were hearing constant...
The Chicago Cubs have invited 22 non-roster players to major league spring training, which begins Tuesday, February 12 when pitchers and catchers hold their first formal workout in Mesa, Ariz. Position players are invited to report to camp Saturday, February 16 with the team’s first full squad workout Sunday, February 17.
The following 11 pitchers have been invited to major league...