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Buehrle's commute lengthened due to pitbull ban

Posted on: January 7, 2012 1:54 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Mark Buehrle pitched 12 seasons in Chicago. He amassed almost 2,500 regular-season innings for the White Sox over that time period, so he was obviously comfortable in Chicago. He could even keep a pitbull at home. That last part may not have seemed like a big deal before, but it evidently is now. Buehrle signed with the Miami Marlins last month, but -- as long as he wants to keep his 18-month-old pitbull, Slater -- he'll have to live outside Miami-Dade County. That county has outlawed pitbulls.

“It’s kind of ridiculous that because of the way a dog looks, people will ban it," Buehrle said (Fish Tank). "Every kind of dog has good and bad, and that depends on the handlers. If you leave a dog outside all the time, it’ll be crazy. Slater would never do anything harmful."

So, instead, Buehrle will commute from one county over.

Pitbull controversies, Carlos Zambrano, Ozzie Guillen, weird new uniforms, a gigantic fish tank, a catcher who rescues old ladies from a car accident, a fake Twitter reporter ... the new Marlins really do have it all.

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kookfhastouk
Since: Jan 9, 2012
Posted on: January 9, 2012 12:02 pm
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Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2012 8:30 am
 

Buehrle's commute lengthened due to pitbull ban

I know this has nothing to do with sports, but instead of people like Buehrle and some of you posters bitching about the laws, why don’t you bitch against the irresponsible owners? The owners who can’t control their dogs and allow pitbulls to attack joggers, like last weekend in Chicago, they are the ones who cause the laws in these cities. So why don’t you owners who are so good with your dogs, get together and teach the bad owners how to control their dogs. Then there would be no need for these laws in the first place.




Since: Jul 22, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 5:46 pm
 

Buehrle's commute lengthened due to pitbull ban

 There are many breeds of dogs that can be MADE to be vicious.... by the OWNER/BREEDER!! Pitbulls get a bad rep because of how they look and BAD owners who TRAIN their dogs to be aggresive. I have met pitbulls who have been as docile as a lab. What about rotties? They are supposed tobe an "agrresive" breed of dog but you don't here of them being banned. IT's not fair to ban a breed based on bad owners. 




Since: Jan 8, 2012
Posted on: January 8, 2012 2:31 pm
 

Buehrle's commute lengthened due to pitbull ban

You shouldnt comment on a breed of dog you no nothing about do some research before you make comments



Since: Jan 8, 2012
Posted on: January 8, 2012 2:29 pm
 

Buehrle's commute lengthened due to pitbull ban

I find it funny the people making bad comments about pitbulls im betting that not one of you has every picked up a book or read any real facts about pitbulls you watch to much news and you need to do some research before you start making comments on a breed of dog you know nothing about you sound foolish....




Since: Jan 22, 2008
Posted on: January 8, 2012 1:14 pm
 

Buehrle's commute lengthened due to pitbull ban

Pit bulls are the best breed ever. Some of these posts are freakin ridiculous! This is America right? Land of the free? This just in: people kill people you idiots. Typical Florida law where every thing is ass backwards, all in the name of god. Come through to Northern California, and I'll have my pit take flight on you haters on sight. . .and lick you to death. It's all love. You bloggers make MLB fans look like a bunch of square simpsons. Please don't come out to Nor Cal with that tish cause I'll slap your face and put a pacifier in your mouth, sit you down and teach you about ignorance. 707 Nor Cal land of the free, Napa Valley.



Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: January 8, 2012 11:54 am
 

Buehrle's commute lengthened due to pitbull ban

I have never in my life heard of a dog owner who didn’t say “oh my dog would never hurt anyone.” C’mon Mark, I love you like a brother, but you are so full of it. Pit bulls are not banned because how they look. They are a dangerous breed of animal, and have been involved in many incidents. There was a 20 month old baby who was mauled and murdered by pit bulls just a few months ago. You think the owner thought his dogs would never hurt anyone?

Sorry Mark but just like the rest of society, YOU have to know what legislations exist in your area, and YOU have to abide by them. Or live outside such a jurisdiction. These kinds of laws, Mark, are made for the protection of us all. I applaud Miami-Dade county, Toledo, Denver, and other municipalities that ban these vicious dogs.




Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: January 7, 2012 11:38 pm
 

Buehrle's commute lengthened due to pitbull ban

“It’s kind of ridiculous that because of the way a dog looks, people will ban it," Buehrle said (). "Every kind of dog has good and bad, and that depends on the handlers. If you leave a dog outside all the time, it’ll be crazy. Slater would never do anything harmful." 

The fact that he sounds like a high school drop out and has to resort to using "like, kind of, uh-huh uh-huh" and completing his sentences does not show him in a good light at all. That last part is absolutely unbelievable! Many pitbulls have bitten their owners or famlily members of their owners only to have people say "but he/she was such a good dog. He/she never bit us once. We don't know what happened. This is KIND OF LIKE A freak thing".

Guys and girls...when you have dog that's bred to maim and kill do not be surprised when it turns on you. How difficult is it to understand this fact? 

As for Buehrle...he is right about looks. He doesn't look like a MLB star pitcher at all. He looks like a washed softball player in an over-40 league. But the guy has pitched two no hitters...so I guess he is not a total loser! :) 



Since: Jan 25, 2009
Posted on: January 7, 2012 8:44 pm
 

Buehrle's commute lengthened due to pitbull ban

He's better off living in Broward County or southwest to Monroe



Since: Jun 27, 2011
Posted on: January 7, 2012 4:32 pm
 

Buehrle's commute lengthened due to pitbull ban

You would think this would have come up during negotiations. Fire the agent!


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