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(New York Daily News)   Blue Jays pitcher Mark Buehrle's dog traded to St. Louis   (nydailynews.com) divider line 45
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2013-02-19 10:35:38 AM
He went to the same high school as my kids, just a few years before. He was cut from the team his freshman and sophomore seasons. I have heard varying reasons why this happened, but I think it was a disagreement on his dad wanting to teach him and the coach resenting it.
 
2013-02-19 11:55:18 AM
I didn't know Mark Buehrle's dog pitched for the Blue Jays in the first place.  The more you know.
 
2013-02-19 11:55:46 AM
On the one hand, the ban is ridiculous.
On the other hand, so are dog people.
 
2013-02-19 11:58:29 AM
Wife and kids will stay with the dogs in St. Louis during the year, eh?  Welcome to the world of hot and cold running cooze, Mr. Buehrle.
 
2013-02-19 11:58:41 AM
What a retarded law that's unfortunately found in a lot of places in Canada. If he brought his dog over and said fark you maybe with his profile the law would get changed.
 
2013-02-19 12:01:33 PM
One of my favorite White Sox players of all time, one of those you wish could have retired with the team (like I hope happens for Konerko) - but such is pro sports (he got paid, can't blame him)
 
2013-02-19 12:01:59 PM

dragonchild: I didn't know Mark Buehrle's dog pitched for the Blue Jays in the first place.  The more you know.


This calls for a new Air Bud sequel. Air Bud: Hound on the Mound
 
2013-02-19 12:04:52 PM

IAmRight: On the one hand, the ban is ridiculous.
On the other hand, so are dog people.


+1

Animal people, too. All of my friends and co-workers know I have a cat and that I love the little farker. I'm a single guy who owns a bar, I can't have any other farking pets. And everyone knows I take care of the cat very well, I feed it liver, chicken hearts, salmon because I am not giving it that nonsense in the cat food can.  Two months ago, the cocksucker just randomly scratched my arm ... so I smacked the hell out of it. I clean myself up, the cat comes back and wants to be pet and all's forgiven. Friends once again!

I will never tell that story to anyone in person ever again because the people I tell it to - friends of fifteen years, family, co-workers who know I love the cat - are farking OUTRAGED that I hit the cat. One of my waitressesrefused to talk to me for weeks.

I am going to teach the cat to scratch them, I think.
 
2013-02-19 12:05:53 PM

p the boiler: One of my favorite White Sox players of all time, one of those you wish could have retired with the team (like I hope happens for Konerko) - but such is pro sports (he got paid, can't blame him)


Same here. Konerko is just about done and WILL have a clubhouse job after he retires. If he resisted the move to Arizona (where his house was), he won't go somewhere else for his last 1 or 2 years. I can't even order an on-field Buehrle jersey through their website anymore, and I'm kinda pissed about that.
 
2013-02-19 12:09:51 PM
"Honey, why don't you stay back with the dog?"

Pretty smooth, Buehrle. Hope she doesn't catch on to your intentions. Some of those French Canadian girls are damn sweet.
 
2013-02-19 12:16:32 PM
The Buehrle family also could have moved to Buffalo or somewhere else on the U.S. side of the border, forcing the pitcher to commute 90 minutes each way to Toronto.

Oh God NO! Commuting is what common people do!
 
2013-02-19 12:18:14 PM

lecavalier: IAmRight: On the one hand, the ban is ridiculous.
On the other hand, so are dog people.

+1

Animal people, too. All of my friends and co-workers know I have a cat and that I love the little farker. I'm a single guy who owns a bar, I can't have any other farking pets. And everyone knows I take care of the cat very well, I feed it liver, chicken hearts, salmon because I am not giving it that nonsense in the cat food can.  Two months ago, the cocksucker just randomly scratched my arm ... so I smacked the hell out of it. I clean myself up, the cat comes back and wants to be pet and all's forgiven. Friends once again!

I will never tell that story to anyone in person ever again because the people I tell it to - friends of fifteen years, family, co-workers who know I love the cat - are farking OUTRAGED that I hit the cat. One of my waitressesrefused to talk to me for weeks.

I am going to teach the cat to scratch them, I think.


Not sure if trolling? 2/10. (it's funnier if it's a child. just saying)
 
2013-02-19 12:24:20 PM
www.stvanairsdale.com

Just make it an even trade
 
2013-02-19 12:25:38 PM

ChrisDe: "Honey, why don't you stay back with the dog?"

Pretty smooth, Buehrle. Hope she doesn't catch on to your intentions. Some of those French Canadian girls are damn sweet.


Yeah, I think it's this. But seriously, fark pit bulls. I'm sure they're great dogs, but the retards chose them as their favorites, so they need to go. Kind of like the Oakland Raiders.
 
2013-02-19 12:26:16 PM

bearded clamorer: [www.stvanairsdale.com image 500x272]

Just make it an even trade


KEEP THAT SHIAT IN MIAMI
 
2013-02-19 12:28:07 PM

bearded clamorer: [www.stvanairsdale.com image 500x272]

Just make it an even trade


Is it just me, or does Pitbull look like that one dad who drinks too much at his kid's graduation party?
 
2013-02-19 12:32:38 PM

bearded clamorer: [www.stvanairsdale.com image 500x272]

Just make it an even trade


How great would the law be if it were specifically targeted to prevent him from ever being allowed in their province.
 
2013-02-19 12:34:25 PM

bearded clamorer: [www.stvanairsdale.com image 500x272]

Just make it an even trade


I hope that man gets a hand cut off in a dancing accident.
 
2013-02-19 12:34:44 PM
Millionaire problems.
 
2013-02-19 12:38:47 PM

abhorrent1: The Buehrle family also could have moved to Buffalo or somewhere else on the U.S. side of the border, forcing the pitcher to commute 90 minutes each way to Toronto.

Oh God NO! Commuting is what common people do!


Would you want to drive three hours and go through Customs twice every day?

/yeah, only 81 home games and whatnot, but still
 
2013-02-19 12:47:20 PM

jimpoz: abhorrent1: The Buehrle family also could have moved to Buffalo or somewhere else on the U.S. side of the border, forcing the pitcher to commute 90 minutes each way to Toronto.

Oh God NO! Commuting is what common people do!

Would you want to drive three hours and go through Customs twice every day?

/yeah, only 81 home games and whatnot, but still


I've never been married to a baseball player (call me, Ian Kinsler), but even if they lived locally, would the family still go to all the home games? And they're on the road so much, would it make that much difference?  Also, I like doggies.

Seriously Ian, if you're reading this, EIP. I don't care if you're already married. We can work something out.
 
2013-02-19 12:53:25 PM

lecavalier: IAmRight: On the one hand, the ban is ridiculous.
On the other hand, so are dog people.

+1

Animal people, too. All of my friends and co-workers know I have a cat and that I love the little farker. I'm a single guy who owns a bar, I can't have any other farking pets. And everyone knows I take care of the cat very well, I feed it liver, chicken hearts, salmon because I am not giving it that nonsense in the cat food can.  Two months ago, the cocksucker just randomly scratched my arm ... so I smacked the hell out of it. I clean myself up, the cat comes back and wants to be pet and all's forgiven. Friends once again!

I will never tell that story to anyone in person ever again because the people I tell it to - friends of fifteen years, family, co-workers who know I love the cat - are farking OUTRAGED that I hit the cat. One of my waitressesrefused to talk to me for weeks.

I am going to teach the cat to scratch them, I think.



As someone who lives in Austin i can relate. I bring up having to give my giant pitbull to my friend to someone and all of a sudden I have 4 people around me telling me what a awful person i am for giving my dog away. Then I have to spend another 10 minutes explaining the situation and then everyone goes "OOOhhhhhhh Ok, yeah i understand, id do the same". Now im at the point of not giving a fark anymore about these judgmental morons thinking they can condescend to a total stranger when they weren't even part of the conversation in the first place.

Now i just tell them he was my prize dog in the fighting circuit and if a dog is too injured to fight and isn't making me money, why keep it? This line has provided me with endless amusement when the situation comes up. The way I figure it, theyve already judged me for a worthless human being, I might as get some amusement out of em before making them feel stupid.

//Im not saying this is a smart thing to do but Ive got it down to a science, theres a endless supply of gullible hipster idiots down here to practice on.
 
2013-02-19 12:57:17 PM
travoltron:

Not sure if trolling? 2/10. (it's funnier if it's a child. just saying)

How the hell could you think that was trolling? I think you are a bit too sensitive or didn't have enough coffee today.
 
2013-02-19 01:01:30 PM

Trollin4Colon: As someone who lives in Austin i can relate. I bring up having to give my giant pitbull to my friend to someone and all of a sudden I have 4 people around me telling me what a awful person i am for giving my dog away. Then I have to spend another 10 minutes explaining the situation and then everyone goes "OOOhhhhhhh Ok, yeah i understand, id do the same". Now im at the point of not giving a fark anymore about these judgmental morons thinking they can condescend to a total stranger when they weren't even part of the conversation in the first place


Oh THOSE kinds of dog people. The kind who rescue dogs & can literally not talk about anything else (just as bad as moms of cute kids & engaged couples). I get that they're passionate about their cause, but they are SO fast to judge. They don't need details. Dog: good. Human: bad.

And for godsakes, unless you are a shelter, there is no need to post 50 dogs up for adoption every farking day. Everyone who wants a dog, has a dog. Really, you can stop now.
 
2013-02-19 01:03:57 PM
Di Atribe:

You forgot people who are training for, or might do a tough mudder/marathon.  From what I can tell, they think its the most interesting thing ever and assume everyone else is on the same page.
 
2013-02-19 01:44:38 PM
It's much more important that the dog have a stable home than his kids.

Just wants to shiat with the door open and fark Toronto whores though, that's what's really driving this
 
2013-02-19 02:57:10 PM

jimpoz: abhorrent1: The Buehrle family also could have moved to Buffalo or somewhere else on the U.S. side of the border, forcing the pitcher to commute 90 minutes each way to Toronto.

Oh God NO! Commuting is what common people do!

Would you want to drive three hours and go through Customs twice every day?

/yeah, only 81 home games and whatnot, but still


There is a thing called an enhanced pass that allows you to skip a lot of the rigamarole if you cross the border quite often.
 
2013-02-19 03:01:25 PM
Can't say that I blame Buehrle  for being pissed with Marlins ownership , if i was major league ballplayer i would not sign with marlins unless they agreed to give me a no trade clause in the contracts.
 
2013-02-19 03:41:53 PM
I still miss Buehrle. (See Fark handle.) I used to love watching him pitch. I live a 3-mile bus ride away from the park, and if Buehrle was pitching and I was coming home from school or work, I'd always get off the Red Line and head to the park. Buehrle games move very quickly, and the 39 bus only runs until 10:30 or 11:00 at the latest. Therefore, I could catch a game and still catch the bus home. I really do miss that. :(

// finally finishing school this March, so I might treat myself to the Sox series in Toronto if he's pitching
 
2013-02-19 03:47:47 PM

jimpoz: abhorrent1: The Buehrle family also could have moved to Buffalo or somewhere else on the U.S. side of the border, forcing the pitcher to commute 90 minutes each way to Toronto.

Oh God NO! Commuting is what common people do!

Would you want to drive three hours and go through Customs twice every day?

/yeah, only 81 home games and whatnot, but still


Customs wouldn't be an issue, there are procedures for frequant users that really streamline the process.

thecpt: Di Atribe:

You forgot people who are training for, or might do a tough mudder/marathon.  From what I can tell, they think its the most interesting thing ever and assume everyone else is on the same page.


Meh, all my friends know I am always training for something and when they ask how it is going will get a response from "a little behind schedule" to "going good".  Only running friends get more info.  Post race may get a fb post.  And if one photo on your feed every 3-4 months is too much for you... well, then I don't understand how you are on fb.

It is the people who are doing their first race that tend to go overboard.  And if we tell people they can't really get into their new hobbies, what is the point of hobbies?
 
2013-02-19 03:49:59 PM
Triathletes are the worst for having nothing else to talk about.
 
2013-02-19 03:59:02 PM

mikaloyd: Triathletes are the worst for having nothing else to talk about.


And vegans. And people from NYC.
 
2013-02-19 04:04:13 PM

Di Atribe: mikaloyd: Triathletes are the worst for having nothing else to talk about.

And vegans. And people from NYC.


You can include people who don't own a tv and love to let everyone know about it.
 
2013-02-19 04:35:11 PM

WhiskeySticks: Di Atribe: mikaloyd: Triathletes are the worst for having nothing else to talk about.

And vegans. And people from NYC.

You can include people who don't own a tv and love to let everyone know about it.


Or refuse to get an e-reader because books smell good.
 
2013-02-19 06:28:49 PM
I wonder how many people bothered to find out that the exact same law exists in miami and Buehrle got around it by living in a suberb. unfortunately the suberb of Ontario is Buffalo in this case and who the hell wants to live in buffalo... Nobody. Exactly.
 
2013-02-19 06:46:53 PM

Di Atribe: WhiskeySticks: Di Atribe: mikaloyd: Triathletes are the worst for having nothing else to talk about.

And vegans. And people from NYC.

You can include people who don't own a tv and love to let everyone know about it.

Or refuse to get an e-reader because books smell good.


I refuse to get an e-reader because I'm cheap and like reading on real paper, not backlit screens*, like being able to flip back to a previous chapter, the table of contents, or a few pages back really easily, without messing with a bunch of menus, and I can toss a book in a pack while camping without worrying about ruining a $700 iPad or whatever.

I understand why they're convenient for many scenarios, but I'm a low tech guy in that regard. Screw e-readers.

It's hardly all I talk about though, I only tend to talk about it in book threads where the e-reader evangelists come calling. Is it that hard to believe some people still like hardcovers?
 
2013-02-19 06:49:28 PM
^Oh, and they're real and durable. Nobody can come in and instantly delete your copy of 1984.
 
2013-02-19 09:34:27 PM

lecavalier: travoltron:

Not sure if trolling? 2/10. (it's funnier if it's a child. just saying)

How the hell could you think that was trolling? I think you are a bit too sensitive or didn't have enough coffee today.


I know right? I too enjoy purchasing animals and beating them when they attempt to initiate play. It lets them know, that *I* am the dreaded respected, Alpha Feline. No play, or other actions should be attempted unless *I* issue the command. And the best part? Once you have one trained, you can start on another with a perfect example for them of a docile, domesticated pet, ready to attack whoever I say, following strict commands.

Truly though, this method does work a lot better with children and the women folk.

/Good, let the hate flow through you
 
2013-02-19 11:37:49 PM

cptjeff: ^Oh, and they're real and durable. Nobody can come in and instantly delete your copy of 1984.


Do go on. Rivetting stuff!
 
2013-02-20 12:38:22 PM

cptjeff: I refuse to get an e-reader because I'm cheap and like reading on real paper, not backlit screens*, like being able to flip back to a previous chapter, the table of contents, or a few pages back really easily, without messing with a bunch of menus, and I can toss a book in a pack while camping without worrying about ruining a $700 iPad or whatever.


Hm. From reading this, I see that you haven't really tried one. E-books are cheap. Tons of free stuff & the book files are usually cheaper than the physical book. You can flip back chapters without a menu. And if you like tossing one book in your backpack, you'd probably really like tossing about 50 in there. And a Kindle Paperwhite is about $119 & is durable. I got one for the Spawn. If it can survive that kid, it can survive your camping trips. Oh, and I can borrow books from my local library using my Kindle. Pretty sweet.

cptjeff: Is it that hard to believe some people still like hardcovers?


Of course not. Find me an owner of an e-reader who doesn't read hardcovers any more. We all do. We all have books we'll still buy occasionally. But I bet you get all smug & mad every time you see someone out in public daring to read a Kindle.

cptjeff: ^Oh, and they're real and durable. Nobody can come in and instantly delete your copy of 1984.


If it's in the cloud, they can't delete anything. All of your things are in a cloud.  You can download them to your device whenever you'd like. Even if your Kindle DIAF, you can get a new Kindle & download your same books. No telling how long it'd take to rebuild a physical library after a fire.

cptjeff: but I'm a low tech guy


Said the guy on the internet.
 
2013-02-20 05:37:13 PM

grimlock1972: Can't say that I blame Buehrle  for being pissed with Marlins ownership , if i was major league ballplayer i would not sign with marlins unless they agreed to give me a no trade clause in the contracts.


They don't give anyone no trade clauses, so they can pull shiat like this.
 
2013-02-20 06:12:22 PM

Kouvre: grimlock1972: Can't say that I blame Buehrle  for being pissed with Marlins ownership , if i was major league ballplayer i would not sign with marlins unless they agreed to give me a no trade clause in the contracts.

They don't give anyone no trade clauses, so they can pull shiat like this.


Then i would not sign with them, simple as that. if they wanted me bad enough they would give me a no trade clause if not plenty of other teams..
 
2013-02-21 05:11:54 AM

Di Atribe: E-books are cheap. Tons of free stuff & the book files are usually cheaper than the physical book.


Not the way I buy books. E-books run what, $10 a pop, plus the upfront cost of the e-reader. I primarily buy books used- which means they're usually $5 or less.

Di Atribe: And if you like tossing one book in your backpack, you'd probably really like tossing about 50 in there.


I'm usually reading about one book at a time. And I've had shiat fall into creeks before while camping. That pretty electronic device going to able to handle being dumped in rushing water with rocks all over the place? Yeah, durable for a kid playing with it around the house or sticking in a breifcase, but I'm going to care a lot more if a $100 electronic hits the creek than if a $1 paperback does.

Di Atribe: cptjeff: ^Oh, and they're real and durable. Nobody can come in and instantly delete your copy of 1984.

If it's in the cloud, they can't delete anything. All of your things are in a cloud. You can download them to your device whenever you'd like. Even if your Kindle DIAF, you can get a new Kindle & download your same books. No telling how long it'd take to rebuild a physical library after a fire.


You must have missed that one. Amazon DID delete a bunch of purchased books off of people's devices. That book happened to be 1984. That was not a hypothetical scenario, it has happened.

Di Atribe: And a Kindle Paperwhite is about $119 & is durable


Isn't that the one that has ads? No thanks. And $119 is still quite a chunk of money- that's 4 serious hardcover nonfiction books, brand new, at MSRPs that can run around $30. Averaging my new and used book purchases, I typically spend less than $10 on a book. So that's about 15 or so books right there, just for the right to spend money to put things to put on it.

So it's lighter and more compact, but those aren't really things that are usually important for me. Certainly not worth the premium.


Di Atribe: Hm. From reading this, I see that you haven't really tried one. ... You can flip back chapters without a menu.


I have tried one. It's not awful, but it's not anywhere near as intuitive as grabbing a few pages and flipping through.
 
2013-02-21 09:19:17 AM

cptjeff: Not the way I buy books. E-books run what, $10 a pop, plus the upfront cost of the e-reader. I primarily buy books used- which means they're usually $5 or less.


If you're getting used books, then they're probably older, which means that they'd be cheaper than $10. Not to mention anything past its copyright is free.

/don't have an e-reader
//because I don't read books often
 
2013-02-21 12:40:28 PM
Today's e-readers are tomorrow's paper weights.

/not gonna buy one
//would rather spend the money on records
 
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