From the announcing police blotter, former Cubs first basemen and current Diamondbacks analyst Mark Grace was arrested on Memorial Day weekend for suspicion of a DUI. From the looks of the mugshot, he was quite pleased with himself. What a creepy looking dude. Perhaps he was out partying with Miguel Cabrera. Here’s the report from TMZ:
According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, cops observed Grace in his 2009 Jaguar weaving in and out of his lane around 1 AM on May 30. Once officers pulled him over, cops say Grace — who had a female passenger in the car – admitted to “having a few drinks.”
According to the report, Grace said he had consumed two glasses of Macallan scotch earlier that evening — one of which he finished “5 minutes before the stop.”
Cops say 46-year-old Grace — who’s now an announcer for the Arizona Diamondbacks — also had “bloodshot and watery eyes” … and he did not have his wallet or license with him at the time of the arrest.
When the officer asked, “How do you think you did on the field tests” … Grace replied, “Not well enough.”
I wouldn’t call Grace an “MLB legend” like TMZ does, but I do wonder if there are slumpbusters following DUI arrests? Seriously though, how stupid do you have to be to drink and drive… especially a public figure like Mark Grace? You aren’t only risking your own life, but others as well. While Grace is a retired player, his arrest comes on the heels of a handful of current MLB players being arrested for DUI the last few months. It’s a serious problem that must be dealt with, it seems, even for the announcers.