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Mark Grace began his four-month jail stint

Feb 11, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

Mark Grace Mug Shot

Mark Grace was sentenced to four months in jail after pleading guilty to felony endangerment and misdemeanor driving under the influence, and the former Cubs and Diamondbacks first baseman turned announcer began serving his sentence yesterday.

Grace is at Maricopa County Jail, which is famous for sheriff Joe Arpaio’s tent city that houses non-violent offenders, and ABC-15 in Arizona reports that he’ll be granted work release along with two years of supervised probation.

Obviously serving four months in jail is never fun and Arpaio’s place is well known for being particularly rough, but as Calcaterra pointed out at the time of Grace’s sentencing at least by going in now he avoids being stuck outside in the middle of an Arizona summer.

  1. Old Gator - Feb 11, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    Don’t eat the horned toads, Mark.

  2. chacochicken - Feb 11, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    Swamp coolers, valley fever, and tarantulas. How I miss the SW…

    • Old Gator - Feb 11, 2013 at 11:43 AM

      Plummeting aquifers? Rattlesnake bites? Cope and Marsh? Centroides lighting up to your ultraviolet porch lamps? You left out the best parts.

      • chacochicken - Feb 11, 2013 at 2:10 PM

        Killer bees, stockyard runoff, hantavirus, increasing cartel traffic, prehistoric cannibalism (or the lack thereof), Navajo/Hopi legal disputes…However, I’d move back there in a second.

      • badintent - Feb 12, 2013 at 12:24 AM

        Fracking, the entire SW will have no drinking water in 3 years.Then they can pay top $$ for my canadian glacer water.Blue Water from Alaska is going for $20 a bottle, you can a nifty blue light in the bottle for jizzy time too

  3. abaird2012 - Feb 11, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    Does he get one of those cool cartoony retro striped oufits?

  4. jtpercell - Feb 11, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    Todd Helton wishes he could have that mugshot.

  5. b453841l - Feb 11, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    More like Mark DisGrace. Wasn’t playing for the cubs for so many years punishment enough?

  6. schlemealsschlimazel - Feb 11, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    Arpaio is nothing to Grace. Sure, he’ll be forced to wear pink underpants, but Daron Sutton routinely demanded that Grace wear a frilly corset and pumps in the booth last season.

  7. stabonerichard - Feb 11, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    Worst part of the whole deal is probably the stern lecture Grace received from Sensei Seagal. Talk about psychological warfare.

  8. BigBeachBall - Feb 11, 2013 at 12:42 PM

    looks like he’s five cocktails deep in that photo, and ready to scrap with the person taking the photo….

  9. mybrunoblog - Feb 11, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    I have this vision in my head of Grace having a”Goodfellas” moment. Grace is inside some dusty bar having one last drink. He then hops into the back seat of a Cadillac and yells at the driver “Now take me to jail”.

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