The White Sox starting pitcher Mark Buehrle, who many were happy to see get the perfect game two years ago, may have tarnished that image. “Couldn’t happen to a nice guy,” was the phrase uttered around the baseball world. But not after something he said in an interview with MLB.com.
The following quote came from here. It was taken down from the MLB.com article, which is cowardly for the journalist and the site. I can’t wait to read their retraction statement if there was one. Here is the quote:
“He had a great year and a great comeback, but there were times where we watched the game and I know it’s bad to say, but there were times where we hope he gets hurt. Everything you’ve done to these dogs, something bad needs to happen to these guys.”
Buehrle was talking about a certain quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles. I guess 18 months in prison, going bankrupt and still being about $40 million in debt wasn’t enough punishment for Michael Vick.
Buehrle is also an avid dog lover. He and his wife are also animal rights activists and started up a program called “Sox for Strays,” which hosts local animal rescue groups throughout the season at US Cellular Field in Chicago.
I’m one to respect another man’s opinion but this was just tasteless. I know you’re upset over what Vick did but for an athlete to wish harm on another is just taking an opinion too far.
I’m sorry, Mark, but I guess you weren’t the nice guy we all thought you were.