Regarding the letter by Dr. Jeff Eger in Friday’s paper, “Is Grace getting fair treatment?”: I’m surprised that it was written by a doctor. He thinks that we should give the man a break. He also says, “I know Mark violated the law with a DUI.” Mark didn’t violate the law once; he violated it twice, and after the first time the Diamondbacks warned him that if he did it again, he would be done. Dr. Eger also mentions “broadcasters and players who enjoy a drink or two after the game.” This was not just “a drink or two”; Mark’s alcohol level was twice the legal limit.
I’m all for second chances; we’ve all received them, and I agree that Mark did a lot for the Diamondbacks and the community, but he’s a role model to sports fans, and also a father to two young boys who look up to him.
I hope he takes this chance to ask for help and get his life in order. I’m sure he will be able to find another broadcasting job or, as he’s so often wished, a managerial job.