Feel the heat

Feel the heat

Posted by scotgreg on Thu, 05/08/2008 - 16:22
Here's an update on Mark Buehrle's bat attack on the space heater in the White Sox' dugout Wednesday night. After being pulled from the eventual 13-1 loss to the Twins following 5 2/3 miserable innings, an angry Buehrle grabbed one of Juan Uribe's bats and started teeing off on the heater. Maybe Buehrle's outburst did what the blow-up dolls and Ozzie Guillen's bleeping diatribe could not _ inspire a win Thursday. Anyway, Buehrle said he was worried about the damage he caused to the space heater, which was smoking after the assault. On Thursday, the heater showed obvious signs of abuse, but it was actually working. And according to a "source,'' Buehrle never came close to blowing up all his teammates on the bench. The portable heater is fueled by kerosene, which is highly flammable, but the tank is located on the bottom of the unit, probably as a precaution from contact, via a bat or other instrument. When hit from the top, as targeted by Buehrle, the heater wil smoke then shut off. That's what happened Wednesday night, and the heater was up and running on a cool Thursday afternoon. Buehrle was preparing to pay for the damage, so he can put his checkbook back in his pocket.
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