Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 2/1/13
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. From Hardball Talk: This being Maricopa County, Arizona, I assume that means he’s going to be in Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s tent city, which houses non-violent offenders.  Good luck with that, Mark. The plea averts a March 19th trial which, in all likelihood, would have found him guilty anyway.  Assuming part of the calculus here was to avoid being outside in Phoenix in the summer? Because that would certainly tip the scales for me.   Paul M. Banks is CEO of The Sports Bank.net, an official Google News site generating millions of unique visitors. He’s also a regular contributor to Chicago Now, Chicago Tribune.com, Walter Football.com, Yardbarker, and Fox Sports A Fulbright scholar and MBA, Banks has appeared on live radio all over the world; and he’s a member of the Football Writers Association of America, U.S. Basketball Writers Association, and Society of Professional Journalists. The President of the United States follows him on Twitter (@Paul_M_BanksTSB) You should too
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