How comfortable has Mark Grace’s (made $45,965,000 during baseball career) stay in Maricopa County (AZ) Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s “Tent City” been during his stay as a prisoner for repeated DUI arrests?
Grace was allowed last week to show off his bunk bed and sit at a picnic table to explain that he’s a changed man and that he won’t be returning to jail for a DUI.
“I’m 48 years old and I feel like I’m too old for this,” he said. “My family deserves better, my friends deserve better, and my children deserve better. They’re going to get better.”
According to his work-release program, Grace is allowed to leave jail at 6 a.m. for his job as Arizona Diamondbacks minor-league hitting instructor at Salt River Fields on the Salt River Reservation and is to return at 6 p.m.
Grace, last week, told media that he doesn’t really eat the prison food and sleeps on this bed that isn’t exactly a memory foam. That’s Grace’s book, a Dean Koontz novel (via @chadbricks). Of course Arpaio, who enjoys made-for-TV publicity, let Grace wear street clothes and hair gel for the TV report.
The moral of the story – call a cab.