Having number retired would be 'great honor' for Buehrle

Having number retired would be 'great honor' for Buehrle

Posted by scotgreg on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 18:19

Maybe next season, when the Toronto Blue Jays come back in to play the White Sox, Mark Buehrle will be on the mound to start against his former team.
The Jays are in town today through Wednesday to play the Sox. Unfortunately, Buehrle pitched Saturday and won’t start in this series.
When he pitched on the South Side from 2000-11 – and pitched very well – Buehrle never craved attention from the media.
He just liked getting the ball every five days and going out and doing his job.
Not much has changed.
“Obviously, you guys know me,” Buehrle said. “I'm not a big media guy and not crazy about doing this.”
The 34-year-old lefty answered many of the same questions thrown his way last summer at Wrigley Field, when he came in with the Miami Marlins to play the Cubs.
This time around, Buehrle was asked about the very real possibility of one day having his number retired at U.S. Cellular Field once his playing days are over.
Buehrle ranks sixth in White Sox history with 161 career wins, he pitched a no-hitter and a perfect game at the Cell and he was a key cog on the 2005 World Series championship team.
“I’ve got two years left,” said Buehrle, who is signed through the 2015 season. “After that, I don't know what holds. I could be done. I could keep on playing. But time will come. If it happens, it will be a great honor but I'm not looking forward to it or planning on something happening. If it happens, I'll be here and take it with pride and soak it in. Only time will tell.”

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