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 MLB.com 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.