Stating “I have nobody to blame but myself,” Mark Grace said Monday he understands why the Diamondbacks fired him from the broadcast booth last season.
The former Diamondbacks and Cubs first baseman faces a March 19 trial on aggravated DUI following an August arrest in Scottsdale.
“I did this,” he said. “The Diamondbacks didn’t do anything. I think it’s important to own this. I own this.”
...Grace pleaded not guilty in October following his August arrest in Scottsdale on suspicion of driving under the influence. It was his second DUI arrest in 15 months.
He was initially pulled over for driving a car with expired registration tags. He also was found to be driving on a suspended license and without a court-ordered ignition interlock device.
It is possible he won’t go to trial if a plea is offered and a settlement is reached.
The support he has received since his arrest has been “humbling,” Grace said.
“There’s been so many warm wishes, text, phone calls from these guys, the campers I’ve spent eight years with,” he said. “And from former teammates, fans. My goodness, it’s been awesome.”
Posted: January 14, 2013 at 11:46 PM | 15 comment(s)
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