Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Chicago White Sox pitcher, Mark Buehrle loves dogs, hates Michael Vick (Of course he does)

Another Vick-hater makes a bold statement, and another simple-minded, closed-eyed "dog-lover" fails to see the bigger picture.

This time it was Chicago White Sox pitcher, Mark Buehrle, who in a feature story on this week was not afraid to voice his displeasure with the Eagles quarterback's road to redemption.

"(Vick) 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," he said. "Everything you've done to these dogs, something bad needs to happen to these guys."

The anti-Vick quotes have since been removed from the story.

So, Mark. Something "bad" — Like 19 months in prison?

Apparently Buehrle isn't a fan of the United States justice system.

Not to worry, though. We can all take solace in the fact Buehrle knows what it's like to be a young, black male from the south who was raised to value dogs not for their love and affection as pets but for the dollar signs they represented in training them as fighters.

Yeah, Mark's been there.

Maybe Buehrle just doesn't believe in role models. Hell, it's not like Vick needed any. Or maybe all the young, black male athlete in 2011 needs for motivation is the story of Buehrle, himself. You know the one — where the young, white, average Major League pitcher evolves into the old, white, whiny Major League pitcher during the course of his otherwise insignificant and worthless Major League career.

Now there's a once-in-a-lifetime experience America's youth could learn from.

Just ask Mark.


  1. I agree, I think Buerhle took it to an extreme when he said he should get hurt. But I think you are taking it to another extreme when you say he went to jail and its over with. We should forgive but I dont believe we should forget.

    Also, do you know how Vick grew up other than "from the south"? Maybe his parents did try to teach love and respect of animals and his friends or hell even himself changed his mind as he grew up? Are you more of an insider than Buehrle? No, and the fact that people want to either condemn him or saint him is wrong. He did his time so he should be a free man and we should treat him with respect, but we should not so easily forget his dark past.

    I agree with a lot of your points on here, but I apologize this is not one of them.

  2. I jus find it odd that other QBs in the leauge do things (in my opinion) worst than vick and get no jail time. Marks statement made him look really bad. If I was a black baseball fan who lived in chicago, I would start rooting for the Cubs. Yes what vick did was horrible but don't apply your armchair voodoo on him just because u have a dog. Just a lack of class in marks quote and now(to me) just another professional athlete that thinks there stuff don't stink

  3. Vick grew up in the Tidewater area of Virginia, hours from D.C. and less than an hour from PETA world HQ. It is not typical to fight dogs there and was not a way of life on such a scale until Michael Vick bankrolled the operation.

    This article sounds more like an axe grinding to me--not really a story.

    Personally, I believe that a LOT of America has serious issues with animal treatment penalties, but I understand the limitations of jail populations too.

    Finally, the man paid his debt to the justice system, but most of the country will always know him as the "dog killer." I am satisfied that he can not own a dog EVER, and will forever carry that scarlet letter, no matter how many Tony Dungys come to sing his rehab praises.