On Saturday, June 24th, the Chicago White Sox will retire #56. Rightly so. The guy was balls out awesome with the Sox, and always got you out of there early with his no nonsense approach to tossing the hardball. The catcher called the pitch, he threw the pitch. Simple. Didn’t overthink it, just threw the ball. He didn’t get you on speed, he got you because he was a master at placing the ball where he wanted it. He was our Maddux on the southside, another guy who pitched forever because his style gave him the chance. Will he make the HOF? Up for debate, but his win total might keep him out.
Here are my, MSS, best Buehrle moments.
5 – April 5th, 2010 – The Buehrle Backhand.
4 – May 5th, 2010 – Balk City Buehrle
A move so good, even big fat dummy Joe West doesn’t get it. Apparently he and Hawk are friends now, they weren’t in this clip. Mild mannered Mark even got heated.
3 – Big Truck Mark.
2- 4/18/2007 – A No-No.
This was awesome, then this happened…..
1- 7/23/2009 – Perfection.
Just complete insanity. I was living in Cali at the time, and rushed home to watch the end of the game on my gigantic tube television. This thing was insane. I left it behind when I moved cause I didn’t want to ever lift it again. But anyways, I watched the end of that game on my blue leather couch in Huntington Beach, CA. That will always be a favorite game and memory of mine. Maybe not so much my neighbor who must have been tired of hearing me yell at the Sox and Illini, inside the house, outside the house whilst having a heater, upstairs, downstairs, you get the idea. I called my dad and we talked about how Wise was gonna get a nice gift (which he did, a watch) and how great it was to see a guy like Mark toss that game.
But then we saw Phillip Humber toss one in 2012, and realized it is just as much luck as it is skill. Ozzie always said he’d rather be lucky than good, hard to disagree with that.
So there are my top 5 moments. Will be great to see him home again on Saturday. Speaking of which, will you be there? Oh, dang, the game is sold out. But guess what? The enterprising folks from the 108 have 2 (TWO) extra tickets to giveaway to our fans for free, kinda. As you know, we opened a store. You can see what we sell here – http://fromthe108.bigcartel.com/ . Check it out, buy something. And if you buy 2 items from us from 6/19 till 6/22 at 11pm, you will be entered into the drawing to win the two tickets. The best part, they are in the 108, our section! Now, because we aren’t dicks, people that have bought 2 items from us already are entered into the contest too. You count too! But if you wanna buy 2 more items, we’ll even give you an extra entry. Cheaper than scalping tix, and you get a sweet merch from our blog! Only negative, it is 2 tickets that are not right next to each other, but you will get your pin, watch the number be retired, and in about the 5th you can move down to us and get HAMMERED.
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