Why Mark Grace Is The Greatest Player of All Time
In case you weren’t aware of it, former Cubs first baseman Mark Grace is the greatest player of all time. Not so much for his exploits on the field – while he was a three-time All Star that hit over .300 during his 16-year career, there’s pretty much no way he’s getting into the Hall of Fame – but more so for his hardcore macho-ness off the field. Take Grace’s definition of a “Slumpbuster”, for example:
The legend went that whenever Cubs First Baseman Mark Grace would go into a hitting slump he would find the ugliest baseball groupie and have sex with her. After the dirty deed, Mark would go back to playing great ball again.
And now there’s another story making its way around the Internets about Grace’s dirty deeds. There’s an email going around that claims there’s a cougar-esque bartender residing in the St. Louis area who has the name “Grace” tattooed on her back, a way of the legendary first baseman letting all future gentlemen who see that particular angle know that, whenever he rolls into town, she’s his for the night. Here’s the photographic evidence:
And now, according to some fine investigative reporting by Hugging Harold Reynolds, this story is completely and 100% true. How do they know? They asked Grace’s agent:
Fellas: Just had a late lunch with Gracie and brought a print out of the narrative with me. I told him that he had been subject of an email chain and I was going to read it to him. As soon as I got to the part mentioning the (Bar name redacted), he just smiled and said “Oh, yeah. The tatoo” I didn’t even get to the meat of it.
He asked me where this came from and I gave him the whole chain and all he wanted was for me to be sure to let you guys know that he does not recall asking her to marry him .. .. .. .. but upon further inquiry he admitted that he could have.
Head over to HGH for the rest of the story. It’s well worth it.
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About Rick Mosely Rick is the editor for TSB magazine.