Mark Grace has been fortunate in that the Arizona Diamondbacks have stuck by him throughout many problems and personal issues. A recent investigative report examined how Grace has "fallen from grace" and how the Diamondbacks have supported him, even through two drunken driving arrests. Some fans have applauded the team's support of one of its own, while others decry the support of a man who has broken the law not once but twice.
Mark Grace's story includes a four-month stint in the Maricopa County Tent City jail after being arrested for drunk driving in 2011 and 2012. He lost his broadcasting job and lost face with many of his fans during this time. However, the career .303 hitter kept his job as a rookie hitting instructor and was even named hitting coach for the Hillsboro Hops.