Wrigley Field turns 100: a dedication to the greatest baseball park

I remember being five years old and sitting in the left-field bleachers of Wrigley Field with my father and his friend, sipping on a pop. With my mitt on my left hand, my Cubs hat on my head, and my Mark Grace t-shirt jersey on, I was ready for any possible ball that would come my way. It was May 6th, 1998, and the Chicago Cubs were playing the Houston Astros. On that day Kerry Wood...
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Mark Grace “Tried Like Hell” to be Loved in Chicago

Chicago Sports News – Former Chicago Cubs first baseman Mark Grace is back in baseball after some time spent in jail for two DUI arrests. The Arizona Diamondbacks have given Grace another chance after letting him go in 2012 following the second arrest. He will be coaching the Class A Hillsboro Hops and would like to be a Major League Baseball coach eventually. In an interview with...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Grace gets coaching gig after serving DUI sentence

Grace vows to never have a mug shot required of him again. Former Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks 1B Mark Grace is slowly returning to “baseball normalcy” as he comes up on a year since he began serving a 4-month jail sentence as a repeat offender for Driving Under the influence.  According to Matt Snyder of CBS Sports “Eye on Baseball”, Grace was named hitting instructor...
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December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Imagine how good an all-time Chicago Cubs team could be?

The Cubs have had many great players come and go since they have won their last World Series. I like to imagine how great the Cubs would be and how dominating of a team they would be if the stars aligned just right and allowed all these greats to play on the same team in the same year. I have picked this lineup from personal opinion and research that i have done from baseballreference...
June 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Mark Grace released from jail after four months

Former Chicago Cub and Arizona Diamondback Mark Grace has been released from jail after serving four months for a second DUI arrest in a 15-month span. Grace was on work-release for all of his term, but he spent his nights in Maricopa County’s famous outdoor Tent City. During the length of his time in jail, Grace was released from 5 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day, then spent the...
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June 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Grace sentenced to jail time for DUIs

Former big leaguer Mark Grace will be spending some time behind bars after pleading guilty to endangerment and driving while intoxicated. 

Via Hall of Very Good
January 31, 2013  |  1 Comment

Diamondbacks officially part ways with Daron Sutton & Mark Grace

After suspending each of the pair during the 2012 season, the Arizona Diamondbacks will not be retaining either Daron Sutton or Mark Grace in their announce team for 2013. Sutton was suspended back in June by the team because of, essentially, his preference towards wearing a suit as opposed to Diamondbacks branded gear in the broadcast booth. As for Grace, he took a leave...
Via Awful Announcing
October 05, 2012  |  3 Comments

Grace, Sutton not returning as D-backs announcers

Mark Grace and Daron Sutton will not return as television announces for the Arizona Diamondbacks next season. The club confirmed that it is seeking replacements for the pair. Grace, the popular former major leaguer and the team's color analyst, left the crew voluntarily in August after his second driving-while intoxicated arrest in 15 months. Sutton, the play-by-play announcer...
Via AP on Fox
October 04, 2012  |  2 Comments

Mark Grace arrested on DUI charges, takes leave from Diamondbacks

Former MLB player and current Arizona Diamondbacks television analyst Mark Grace was arrested Thursday night on DUI charges. On Friday, the Diamondbacks announced that Grace had “requested an indefinite leave of absence to seek personal assistance.” According to Scottsdale police, Grace was pulled over near 7200 E. McCormick Parkway for having an expired registration plate. Once...
Via No Guts, No Glory
August 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks announcer Mark Grace takes leave of absence

A tumultous year for Arizona Diamondbacks announcers has taken another turn, and the latest chapter involves TV color commentator Mark Grace taking an indefinite leave of absence. The initial reports have Grace taking the time off due to seeking "personal assistance." You probably remember back in June when Grace's play by play partner Daron Sutton was suspended...
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August 24, 2012  |  13 Comments

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