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 two years of probation. After dismissing Grace and Sutton following the season, the Diamondbacks reached out to various announcers to fill their open positions, eventually hiring former Cubs color commentator Bob Brenly and former ESPN Baseball Tonight studio host Steve Berthiaume.
It's a bit of a sad, yet thoroughly unsurprising and completely deserved end to Grace's sage over the last few months. Hopefully, his time in jail will enable him to get his life in order.
I hope that Mark Grace ends learing something from this experience, because he was 1 of the better Color Commentator's in MLB and Bob Brenly who they replaced him with isn't that bad of a MLB analyst either and ironcally JIm Deshaies formely of the Houston Astros who is replacing Bob Brenly who used to work with the Chicago Cubs, i have heard isn't that bad of a MLB analyst himself too!!!
I don't have much sympathy, but I wish him well. Everyone convicted of multiple DUI or DWIs shoud received a similar sentence.