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Mark Buehrle doesn't regret Michael Vick comments

Posted on: February 17, 2011 8:29 pm
Edited on: February 17, 2011 9:49 pm
 

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"I said it," Mark Buehrle said Thursday to ChicagoBreakingSports.com when asked if he regretted his comments on hoping Eagles quarterback Michael Vick would get hurt while playing football thanks to Vick's involvement in dog fighting.

"I said it, meant it. It's over and we'll move on," he added. Buerhle is particularly angered by Vick's actions given the work he and his wife do to protect dogs. Buerhle helps fund a program to support animal rescure groups and volunteerd to pay $2,400 in vetinarian bills for a lost dog who had an arrow stuck in his abdomen. He also appears on billboards promoting pet adoption, so Buerhle clearly has a soft spot for dogs, while Vick was all too willing to abuse and starve dogs before turning them lose on each other.

Some have wondered if Buehrle is being hypocritical when he is an avid hunter, but the lefty had an answer for that.

"Hunting is a sport," Buehrle said. "There are hunting stores out there. If that's illegal, shame on my dad and my grandpa and his grandpa. It's kind of been brought up throughout the history of America. The last time I knew dog fighting was a sport was never. Again, that's all we need to comment on that. We'll concentrate on baseball."

When asked for comment, manager Ozzie Guillen said he felt that only Vick should respond to Buerhle's comments and no one else. He added that his wife does not like vick. GM Kenny Williams, meanwhile, was more focused on making sure the controversy didn't blow up.

"I'm putting that in the no drama for Kenny zone," he said. "It is my business [in] the sense that he is a Chicago White Sox player, but it was the off-season and he's his own man. He's got some very strong opinions about animal rights, and I support those. I wish that it would have been handled differently, but it wasn't and that's as much as I'm going to say on it. No drama."

Buerhle is entering the final season of his contract with the White Sox. He wouldn't rule out leaving the club but did say he would not pitch anywhere where he and his family are not comfortable. Clearly, they are comfortable in Chicago but don't rule out St. Louis as Buehrle is a Cardinals fan and has been spotted wearing a St. Louis cap.

-- Evan Brunell

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Comments

Since: Jan 7, 2010
Posted on: February 19, 2011 12:54 am
 

Mark Buehrle doesn't regret Michael Vick comments

Humans screw each other over on a daily basis.  a dog is prob the only creature on this planet that cares more about others then they do about themselves.  a dog would rather die saving you then save its own life.  how many people do you know like that?  dogs have more humanity then humans themselves.  your precious Humanity is a horsesh*t
This comment right here is why people like you love dogs.  They are the only ones who understand simple people.



Since: Jul 6, 2008
Posted on: February 18, 2011 9:04 pm
 

Mark Buehrle doesn't regret Michael Vick comments

Mark Buerle you are 100% right. These idiots  seeing dog fights as HUMANE need to REALIZE that what comes around goes around. I would hate to see what awaits thems in the afterlife. 100% behind you man. Just because you are the status superstar does not mean you are above ALL. Good job sticking to your guns.



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: February 18, 2011 8:15 pm
 

Mark Buehrle doesn't regret Michael Vick comments

No problem Mark......when you grab you're elbow and you're mediocre career is finished!!!!!!  Yes....go away a$$hole!  You and you're under-achieving wife can dog sit!  It's so funny that an under-achieving athlete can wish injury on an athlete that is sooooooo much better.  If you didn't have that no hitter, you'd be nothing. Good night Mark..........you really do suck



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: February 18, 2011 6:55 pm
 

Mark Buehrle doesn't regret Michael Vick comments

@arinze121 Everyone deserves a second chance...
Aw, that's sweet.  It would look good on a Hallmark card.  You know, if it were true.  Everyone deserves a second chance?  Everyone?  Hitler, Pol Pot, Hussein, Manson, Gacy, Bundy - they all deserved second chances?  Empty rhetoric.

Fact is, some people are always going to despite Vick.  So what?  They're entitled to do so.  His actions made that likely and if you truly reap what you sow, he's earned every bit of it.  Not sure why the Nancy Brigade gets all up in arms feeling like they have to defend the guy.



Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: February 18, 2011 6:02 pm
 

Mark Buehrle doesn't regret Michael Vick comments

Buerhle should be careful what he wishes for. He's only 60'6" away from that baseball on a line drive.



Since: Apr 6, 2008
Posted on: February 18, 2011 5:42 pm
 

Mark Buehrle doesn't regret Michael Vick comments

@arinze121 Everyone deserves a second chance... Can't wait for the time you need a second chance. If I am a scumbag you tea bag gonads.



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: February 18, 2011 5:41 pm
 

Mark Buehrle doesn't regret Michael Vick comments

Buehrle should mind his own business,
Well, it's not like he went out on some crusade against Vick.  He was asked a question and answered it honestly.  I wish more athletes were honest with the media.



Since: Apr 6, 2008
Posted on: February 18, 2011 5:39 pm
 

Mark Buehrle doesn't regret Michael Vick comments

Not comparing the two...



Since: May 20, 2007
Posted on: February 18, 2011 5:06 pm
 

Mark Buehrle doesn't regret Michael Vick comments


In now way is hunting and dog fighting the same thing. YOU ARE A DBAG!




Since: Apr 6, 2008
Posted on: February 18, 2011 4:52 pm
 

Mark Buehrle doesn't regret Michael Vick comments

By no means do I condone dog fighting, but hunting as a sport... Come on man, that is weak. Buehrle should mind his own business, we are to forgive not forget.


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