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doublem23
12-07-2011, 03:56 PM
Probably the hardest one I've ever had to start.

Thanks for the last 11 1/2 seasons. It was a good time.

hoosiersoxfan
12-07-2011, 03:57 PM
Thanks for all the great memories Mark!

aryzner
12-07-2011, 03:57 PM
One of the greatest White Sox players I have ever had the honor of seeing play in my life.

salty99
12-07-2011, 03:57 PM
Thanks for over a decade of work on the South Side Mark. I'll definitely miss my favorite Sox pitcher of all-time.

DSpivack
12-07-2011, 03:58 PM
Probably the hardest one I've ever had to start.

Thanks for the last 11 1/2 seasons. It was a good time.

I don't even know what to say. He was my 2nd favorite White Sox player ever, only behind the Big Hurt. :(:

At least I knew it was coming? :scratch:

DirtySox
12-07-2011, 03:58 PM
Farewell Mark. You are still awesome. Good luck with the Marlins.

soltrain21
12-07-2011, 03:58 PM
I was at your Perfect Game with Skot. It was ****ing awesome.

SephClone89
12-07-2011, 03:59 PM
See you when we put #56 up on the wall, Mark.

GoGoCrede
12-07-2011, 04:01 PM
I'm blinking back tears and I don't care who knows it!

Thank you for it all. What can you say about over a dozen seasons of pure fun, hard work, dedication, and a ring? What can you say to such a class act who, on more than one occasion, took the team on his shoulders? What can you say for a guy who loves the city and has done so much for it? What can you say to a guy who loves sliding on a tarp during a rain delay? Who had a standard by which all other amazing plays are measured?

What can you say about a guy who had the courtesy to pitch quickly so we could all get home earlier? :tongue:

I will always, always give this man a standing ovation whenever his team visits the Cell. Thank you, Mark.

KMcMahon817
12-07-2011, 04:01 PM
See you when we put #56 up on the wall, Mark.

+ 1,000,000. Going to miss you Mark.

KenBerryGrab
12-07-2011, 04:01 PM
Thanks for everything, 56. Not much better than seeing you throw a complete-game gem in 1:57.

Soxman24
12-07-2011, 04:02 PM
Will always go down as one of my all time favorites with the Sox. Good luck Mark and thanks for everything!!!!

hi im skot
12-07-2011, 04:02 PM
Probably my all-time favorite.

The 99-minute game, the perfect game, the home run in Milwaukee and the circus play in 2010...I saw them all in person.

Good luck in Miami, Mark.

Jimmy Piersall
12-07-2011, 04:03 PM
Like Dub Says,this one is tough.Farewell Mark and thanks.

Dibbs
12-07-2011, 04:03 PM
Definitely a sad day, but I believe it was the right decision. Thanks for everything Mark! My favorite player on the Sox over the last decade.

ChiSoxGal85
12-07-2011, 04:03 PM
Thanks for everything Mark. You were a truly class act with the Sox and a great pitcher for many years.

I am soooo sad. :whiner:

Danryan
12-07-2011, 04:04 PM
Mark is the greatest, however I wouldn't give him four years/ 58 million at this time. Its is a shame the previously poor signings caused this to happen. By the way, what happened to Buerhle's retirement after his 2011 contract?

sox1970
12-07-2011, 04:04 PM
I was there on July 16, 2000 when he came out of the bullpen to make his debut. What a great 11+ year run. Thanks for the memories, and good luck in the NL!

thomas35forever
12-07-2011, 04:04 PM
Thanks for everything you've given us, Mark. Too much to list off, so I'll just say good luck in Miami and we'll see you when we honor the '05 champions or retire your number, whichever occurs first.

hi im skot
12-07-2011, 04:05 PM
Mark is the greatest, however I wouldn't give him four years/ 58 million at this time. Its is a shame the previously poor signings caused this to happen. By the way, what happened to Buerhle's retirement after his 2011 contract?

$58 million.

sullythered
12-07-2011, 04:05 PM
Mark is the greatest, however I wouldn't give him four years/ 58 million at this time. Its is a shame the previously poor signings caused this to happen. By the way, what happened to Buerhle's retirement after his 2011 contract?

Mark Buehrle Appreciation thread.

soxinem1
12-07-2011, 04:05 PM
I'm blinking back tears and I don't care who knows it!

Thank you for it all. What can you say about over a dozen seasons of pure fun, hard work, dedication, and a ring? What can you say to such a class act who, on more than one occasion, took the team on his shoulders? What can you say for a guy who loves the city and has done so much for it? What can you say to a guy who loves sliding on a tarp during a rain delay? Who had a standard by which all other amazing plays are measured?

What can you say about a guy who had the courtesy to pitch quickly so we could all get home earlier? :tongue:

I will always, always give this man a standing ovation whenever his team visits the Cell. Thank you, Mark.

Forget that. Who's going to catch all of the ceremonial first pitches? :smile:

Mark Buehrle Appreciation thread.

Well said.....

I was there on July 16, 2000 when he came out of the bullpen to make his debut. What a great 11+ year run. Thanks for the memories, and good luck in the NL!

I believe I remember that game. We played MIL and pounded John Snyder. MB mopped up the 9th, IIRC..

eriqjaffe
12-07-2011, 04:05 PM
Thanks for the memories, MB!

sullythered
12-07-2011, 04:06 PM
My favorite baseball player ever. Guess I have to buy a new ugly-ass jersey.

GoGoCrede
12-07-2011, 04:06 PM
Forget that. Who's going to catch all of the ceremonial first pitches? :smile:

Clearly the most pressing question facing us this offseason! :tongue:

Marqhead
12-07-2011, 04:06 PM
I will be buying one of those amazing new Marlins jerseys with the Burly-one's name and number on the back.

My favorite Sox play of all time, tough to see him go but he gave us a lot of great years, performances, a world series title and was nothing but a class act.

Hope to welcome you back to the Sox family some day soon Buehrle.

DumpJerry
12-07-2011, 04:07 PM
Say it ain't so!:whiner:

asindc
12-07-2011, 04:08 PM
:gulp::gulp::gulp::gulp::gulp::gulp::gulp::gulp::g ulp::gulp::gulp::gulp:for the 12 seasons you gave us. Godspeed, Mark!!

DeadMoney
12-07-2011, 04:10 PM
Inevitable, but this still stings.

Buehrle, you will be missed! Thanks for every memory and the fantastic 11 1/2 years we all shared with you.

:whiner:

soxnut1018
12-07-2011, 04:10 PM
While I completely understand why the Sox didn't resign him, this is probably the saddest I've ever been about a player leaving. I can't wait until the Sox put #56 up on the outfield wall. Thanks for everything.

guillensdisciple
12-07-2011, 04:11 PM
Wow this sucks. Great guy great player I hope you do well with the marlins and new us in the series

manders_01
12-07-2011, 04:12 PM
Love you lots, MB!!! I'll be missing you lots but wish you good luck on the Marlins. What a bummer. :(:

thomas35forever
12-07-2011, 04:13 PM
From Chris Tannehill:
http://soundcloud.com/cosmroks/mark-buehrle-tribute

GoGoCrede
12-07-2011, 04:13 PM
Can't wait to see Carl's take on this.

BringBackBlkJack
12-07-2011, 04:14 PM
As a Sox fan living in Atlanta, I will try to cope with the loss by stating at least I'll get a chance to see you pitch more often when you come visit Turner Field! Good luck, we're going to miss you!

arKnaD7
12-07-2011, 04:18 PM
Knew it was coming, but this stings more than any I can remember.

Best of luck, Buehrle!

DoubleO
12-07-2011, 04:20 PM
Thanks for all the memories. We were lucky to see you perform at the level you have for so long. Good luck on the new team and I will be rooting for you!

spawn
12-07-2011, 04:21 PM
This sucks. Don't know what to say. Thanks Mark. You were the pride and joy of the South Side. Good luck with the Marlins.

WhiteSox5187
12-07-2011, 04:23 PM
This sucks so much, best of luck Mark. You'll do great down there.

whitesox4eva
12-07-2011, 04:23 PM
Thanks for all the exciting memories Mark. Good luck in Florida. We'll miss you!

AlleghenySoxFan
12-07-2011, 04:24 PM
Knew it was coming but I am still on the verge of tears.
I will never forget that game against the Mariners where I was 15 minutes late and we were already in the fourth inning.
:whiner::whiner::whiner:

Viva Medias B's
12-07-2011, 04:25 PM
Thanks, Mark, for the two no-no's. You're a Marlin now, but once a member of the White Sox family, forever a member of the White Sox family. We'll have the statue unveiling sometime in the next decade. And one more think, Mark, BEAT THE CUBS!!!

vinny
12-07-2011, 04:26 PM
MB, you're as good as gold. What more can I say:

jLB_CwJaS8g

Watch out for Ozzie and Joe West.

thomas35forever
12-07-2011, 04:26 PM
Just because I saw it in person, the home run he hit in Milwaukee. My dad actually called it during the at-bat too. To this day, I can't believe he said that. Never would I have ever thought I'd see a Sox pitcher homer in person. And it came off the bat of my favorite one.

Viva Medias B's
12-07-2011, 04:27 PM
MB, you're as good as gold. What more can I say:

jLB_CwJaS8g

Watch out for Ozzie and Joe West.

Looks like Ol' Flo will have to go to Grandstand and get a new jersey to replace #56.

ja1022
12-07-2011, 04:28 PM
'Attaboy Burls. Good luck and thanks for everything. Hope you're on the schedule in '13.

Soxman219
12-07-2011, 04:29 PM
Sox games are never gonna be the same, period. They just won't! Best White Sox pitcher I've ever seen play. From the World Series save to the Perfect Game, thanks for the memories Mark. I knew this would happen, I knew I would be hurt, I just didn't know it would hurt this bad.:(:

Frater Perdurabo
12-07-2011, 04:29 PM
Hope you win 20 games every year against the awful NL, and then retire, and get inducted on the first ballot to the HOF as a White Sox.

Also, I hope the Marlins only win your starts, and go 30-132, and Ozzie gets canned.

whitesox4eva
12-07-2011, 04:30 PM
That AMAZING catch and throw to PK on opening day 2010. Probably one of the most amazing things I've ever seen in person. Gonna miss ya Mark!

skobabe8
12-07-2011, 04:32 PM
Thanks for a great decade+.

:whiner:

bigsoxfan420
12-07-2011, 04:34 PM
Thanks for the memories Mark. I will always remember you coming from the bullpen in the World Series. !Tu es el hombre!

sullythered
12-07-2011, 04:34 PM
Hope you win 20 games every year against the awful NL, and then retire, and get inducted on the first ballot to the HOF as a White Sox.

Also, I hope the Marlins only win your starts, and go 30-132, and Ozzie gets canned.

The Marlins are going to contend for the World Series.

MeteorsSox4367
12-07-2011, 04:37 PM
Knew it was coming, but it still sucks.

Thanks for everything, Mark. Class guy, helluva pitcher, one of my favorite Sox ever.

Now I have to update my sig.

Beat the Cubs every chance you get and if you ever get any extra Dolphins or Panthers tickets, send me a PM :D:.

As someone else posted, we'll see you when the Sox retire #56. Thanks, Mark.

PKalltheway
12-07-2011, 04:39 PM
MB, you're as good as gold. What more can I say:

jLB_CwJaS8g

Watch out for Ozzie and Joe West.
That video sums things up perfectly. :(:

chisoxfan83
12-07-2011, 04:40 PM
Thanks for everything mark. The best of luck. I don't remember another player leaving and it hurting this bad even if we knew it was coming.

Fenway
12-07-2011, 04:43 PM
My scorecard

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/photos-ak-ash1/v5203/0/33/1014362077/n1014362077_30584773_5359782.jpg

VenturaFan23
12-07-2011, 04:43 PM
Best of luck to such a class act. Was so glad to be there in person for your no hitter back in '07 and OD '10 when you made the flip to Paulie. I'm also proud to have my beagle named after you! Thanks for all the great memories, Mark! :whiner:

JoeyCora28
12-07-2011, 04:43 PM
Thanks, Mark. I will always remember being at the Cell for your start in WS Game 2. You battled like a warrior and kept us in the game until the bats could turn things around.

Cat Thief
12-07-2011, 04:46 PM
I was at the no hitter and we had tickets for the perfect game but we didn't go because the wife and I were arguing. I will regret that day as long as I live.

This is a sad ****ing day.

soltrain21
12-07-2011, 04:47 PM
I was at the no hitter and we had tickets for the perfect game but we didn't go because the wife and I were arguing. I will regret that day as long as I live.

This is a sad ****ing day.

Maybe she will sign with Miami. That seems to be all the rage lately.

HomeFish
12-07-2011, 04:54 PM
Thanks for throwing a perfect game while I was in attendance.

PalehosePlanet
12-07-2011, 05:01 PM
Well, one of my all time Sox favorites is gone.

I wish nothing but the best for you Burls. And, of course, thanks for some unforgettable memories.

roylestillman
12-07-2011, 05:06 PM
Thanks Mark
At the no-hitter
At the perfect game
At the 2005 1:56 home opener.
At the ceremonial first pitch thrown to you by a T Rex
Saw you in Baltimore throwing in the pen on an off day trying to shake off probably your worst slump (2004?)
At Game 2
At your final game.

You will be missed. Somehow I feel I'll never get out of a game before 10:00 PM again.

gobears1987
12-07-2011, 05:07 PM
He is easily my all-time favorite Sox player. I will wear my black alternate #56 with the World Series patch until the thing falls apart.

gobears1987
12-07-2011, 05:10 PM
The Marlins are going to contend for the World Series.

They'll certainly be better than the Sox in 2012.

chisoxfanatic
12-07-2011, 05:10 PM
He's my 2nd favorite pitcher of all-time (Blackjack is #1).

I was at his no-hitter.

Thank you for everything, Mark! You were the anchor of our pitching staff for over a decade! I will miss you!

ElevenUp
12-07-2011, 05:21 PM
Thanks MB for a great run. You will go down as one of the all-time great White Sox pitchers.

MarySwiss
12-07-2011, 05:23 PM
Thanks, Mark! And good luck in Miami. Sorry to see you go. :whiner:

kravdog
12-07-2011, 05:27 PM
Very sad day for me, but I am glad that I was there for his last game with the Sox. Furthermore, its pretty cool that I have the ball from the 2nd to last pitch that he ever threw for the Sox (and the last that entered the stands). A foul ball off the bat of Mark Teahen in the bottom of the 7th on 9/27/11... next pitch was a grounder to 3rd, and that was that.

At least Teahen was good for something...

Good luck in Florida Mark!

downstairs
12-07-2011, 05:32 PM
Mark, you were one of the best. Hopefully we get your number retired down the road.

A no-hitter
A perfect game
All-star win
A world series save and a ring

downstairs
12-07-2011, 05:34 PM
I was at the no hitter and we had tickets for the perfect game but we didn't go because the wife and I were arguing. I will regret that day as long as I live.

This is a sad ****ing day.

That's funny... I didn't have tickets, but me and my wife (GF at the time) were in some stupid blow-up and I missed the end of the no-hitter.

Luckily we were cool for the perfect game ;)

ChicagoG19
12-07-2011, 05:41 PM
You will be missed Mark. My favorite current player is gone. Looks like I will have to pick another now.

Lip Man 1
12-07-2011, 05:45 PM
It's to bad he couldn't pass Billy in career wins but I understand what he had to do.

Class guy, one of the best Sox players I've ever seen.

I wish him nothing but the best.

Lip

Zakath
12-07-2011, 05:47 PM
A sad day on the South Side.

The first of the three who have been the face of the White Sox for the past few seasons has departed. Inevitable as it was, it's still going to sting seeing #56 pitch for someone else.

Godspeed and good luck in warmer climes.

We'll save a spot for you on the outfield fence, right in between Frank and Carlton.

esbrechtel
12-07-2011, 05:49 PM
You will be missed Mark...I had a feeling this day would come but I hoped it never will. Best of luck in Miami.

cheezheadsoxfan
12-07-2011, 05:52 PM
I'm blinking back tears and I don't care who knows it!

Thank you for it all. What can you say about over a dozen seasons of pure fun, hard work, dedication, and a ring? What can you say to such a class act who, on more than one occasion, took the team on his shoulders? What can you say for a guy who loves the city and has done so much for it? What can you say to a guy who loves sliding on a tarp during a rain delay? Who had a standard by which all other amazing plays are measured?

What can you say about a guy who had the courtesy to pitch quickly so we could all get home earlier? :tongue:

I will always, always give this man a standing ovation whenever his team visits the Cell. Thank you, Mark.

Nothing I can say can top this. Nicely done Go Go!

seventyseven
12-07-2011, 05:52 PM
Though I am not surprised, this one hurts. We'll miss you.

GoGoCrede
12-07-2011, 05:53 PM
Nothing I can say can top this. Nicely done Go Go!

Thanks. :redface::redface::redface:

tstrike2000
12-07-2011, 05:56 PM
To one of my favorite players to ever wear a Sox uniform and a class guy in all respects, thanks for everything Mark. From your no-hitters, to winning a World Series, to every clutch pitching performance for us, to just being who you are, you'll forever be missed. All the best in your new surroundings.

QCIASOXFAN
12-07-2011, 06:06 PM
Last year for spring training I brought a Sox World Series ball down so I could get the remaining "big 3" AJ, Konerko and Buehrle to sign it. AJ and Konerko were rather easy, but Buehrle was nowhere to be found for those couple games.

The last game we arrived at the stadium about an hour and a half early. I was walking around and noticed Miguel Olivo "they were playing Seattle that day" talking to some guy in gym shorts on the infield.

I got walking down the stairs and confirmed it was Buehrle. The park was totally empty still and I walked (ok sprinted) down to the Sox dugout. Two other people saw him also so we sat and waited for him to come over. Finally he was done and he starting running over and one guy called out his name and than Buehrle started mocking him in this hilarious voice and disappeared under the dugout. We were all like ***! The two people and I were just about to walk away when he popped back up on the other said and told us to come over quick.

I'll never forget that. I went from thinking Buehrle is an *******! To Buehrle really is one of the good guys in the span of about 30 seconds.

Tekijawa
12-07-2011, 06:19 PM
You were one of my Favorite all time players... I wish I still had my season tickets so I could have cancelled them today.

voodoochile
12-07-2011, 06:21 PM
You'll always be a White Sox in my book, Burlymon!

:whiner:

GAsoxfan
12-07-2011, 06:29 PM
i don't even know what to say. He was my 2nd favorite white sox player ever, only behind the big hurt. :(:


+1

On the plus side, maybe I can see him pitch in person more often when the Marlins come to Atlanta.

Bruizer
12-07-2011, 06:34 PM
Thanks Mark for the memories.

The complete game 2-hitter in 1:39 against Seattle in 2004
The no hitter 27-batter game in 2007
Opening day 2010
A host of other games inbetween that we attended
And finally his final Sox game in September.

:cool:

fisk4ever
12-07-2011, 06:39 PM
Everytime you were in the game, we had the feeling that something great could happen. We will miss your personality and all the fun moments like catching the errant first pitches before the games.

cws05champ
12-07-2011, 06:40 PM
Hands down one of my favorite players of all time, will be tough to see him in that horrid uniform.

The only bright side is I live down here and will go to see him pitch several times this year.

Good luck Mark and family, we will sincerely miss you :whiner:

Moses_Scurry
12-07-2011, 06:43 PM
The image of Mark hugging Tadahito Iguchi in the dugout after his homerun against Boston in the ALDS is one that has never left my mind.

The best, most complete pitching tenure on the south side in my lifetime (I know McDowell had a better peak, but his time was way too short).

I'll be rooting for the Marlins in the NL for the next couple years.

#1swisher
12-07-2011, 07:01 PM
Congratulation$$$$ Mark! You deserve it. :gulp:

kevingrt
12-07-2011, 07:03 PM
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/386696_10100530182417140_15919059_53708787_1943207 190_n.jpg

My last memory of my favorite White Sox player of all time is that picture, his final game in a White Sox uniform, September 27, 2011. Typical 56 fashion... 7 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K's, 1 W, and a standing ovation walking off the mound. 56 was great on the mound and of the mound. I will never forget tarp sliding. I will never forget WS Game Three 2005. I will never forget the Wheaties box with his picture on it. I will never forget talking to him in during BP in 2004. I will never forget him resigning in 2007. I will never forget all the great memories he brought us Sox fans every five days since 2001. 56 was great and I don't know how the Sox will move on or I will move on. One thing I know is that I will be hopefully seeing one game at Wrigley in 2012 giving a standing ovation to 56. One hell of a decade of excellence in a White Sox uniform ended today. Luckily in 5-10 years he will be back in a White Sox uniform. And another day he will be standing on the concourse unveiling a statue of the coolest White Sox player of all-time. It was great Mark Buehrle. We will never forget you.

34rancher
12-07-2011, 07:14 PM
Mark, all I can say is thank you for the time memories, class, and effort through your career, my life has been more enjoyable. I will forever be grateful for all the wonderful times.

102605
12-07-2011, 07:18 PM
My favorite Sox player of all time.

Brian26
12-07-2011, 07:19 PM
My scorecard

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/photos-ak-ash1/v5203/0/33/1014362077/n1014362077_30584773_5359782.jpg

Greatest game I've ever attended. God Bless Mark Buehrle.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i172/brian2653/DSCN2497.jpg

russ99
12-07-2011, 07:26 PM
Ranks up there for best Sox pitcher in my lifetime with Black Jack, Hoyt and Wilbur Wood, but certainly the best in the recent era.

Hopefully in 5 years Mark can come back, if only to unveil his number on the wall.

Gonna miss you, Burls...

CanBuehrleWait
12-07-2011, 07:31 PM
I hate this...:whiner: Thank you for so many memories Mark. A no hitter, perfect game and most of all 2005.

chisoxfanatic
12-07-2011, 07:33 PM
Greatest game I've ever attended. God Bless Mark Buehrle.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i172/brian2653/DSCN2497.jpg
You even wrote an exclamation for Wise! :rolling:

Tragg
12-07-2011, 07:41 PM
Not much I can say. MB was awesome for us and my favorite Sox of the last 10 years, by far.

palehosepub
12-07-2011, 07:45 PM
My favorite Sox player of all time.

Mine too, I have been fortunate to meet many White Sox players past and present during my 40 years+ of White Sox "fanship" and Mark is the absolute best. Certainly you can list all of his accomplishments and records but the "topper" is he just a genuine, likeable, good humored guy that treats the fans and media, (as well as animals) with courtesy & respect. I spoke with him early on his career when the Sox used to have "private signings" at Soxfest; he was extremely approachable. I ran into him at a Home Depot in the SW burbs and he was just a genuine guy. I never was more happy for a guy than when he pitched the perfect game (or more mad at myself for burning the tickets that day).

I will forever be a Mark Buehrle fan and hope he has continued success with the Marlins and any other teams he pitches for.

BigHurt3515
12-07-2011, 07:55 PM
Grew up watching Mark. Was one of the main reason I started liking the White Sox. He went to college 15 min from where I grew up and a college most of my graduating class goes too. And to know he actually came out of that college always made me like him even more. He is my favorite pitcher of all time and I will always root for him while he is Miami. Hopefully he will continue to impress and hopefully make it to the Hall of Fame one day! Thanks for everything Mark (especially that World Series title)! You are an inspiration to a lot of kids out there. Keep it up!

WhiteSoxJunkie
12-07-2011, 08:09 PM
Thanks for the perfect game, the no hitter, the save in the World Series, the rain delay tarp slides, the between the legs flip on Opening Day, the 161 wins, and the numerous pick offs. Most of all, thanks for doing it all with class.

I can't explain how happy I am that I was able to watch the majority of his perfect game. You will be missed Mark.

The Dude
12-07-2011, 08:50 PM
Probably the hardest one I've ever had to start.

Thanks for the last 11 1/2 seasons. It was a good time.

Agreed! My favorite player is gone but will never be forgotten. I look forward to the day we have him on the wall and build a statue to honor him. Mark you will be missed. :whiner::gulp:

ChiSoxGirl
12-07-2011, 09:05 PM
I'm blinking back tears and I don't care who knows it!

Thank you for it all. What can you say about over a dozen seasons of pure fun, hard work, dedication, and a ring? What can you say to such a class act who, on more than one occasion, took the team on his shoulders? What can you say for a guy who loves the city and has done so much for it? What can you say to a guy who loves sliding on a tarp during a rain delay? Who had a standard by which all other amazing plays are measured?

What can you say about a guy who had the courtesy to pitch quickly so we could all get home earlier? :tongue:

I will always, always give this man a standing ovation whenever his team visits the Cell. Thank you, Mark.

And now I am, too. :whiner:

Zero stints on the DL, one World Championship, two no-hiters, three Gold Glove Awards, four All-Star selections and 12 years spent in a White Sox uniform. Mark Buehrle is one of the greatest players in White Sox history and it breaks my heart that he'll be wearing one of those hideous Miami Marlins uniforms next year. I look forward to the day when his #56 will be unveiled on the outfield wall at U.S. Cellular Field. I won't miss being there for anything in the world.

This hurts as bad as Robin leaving via free agency in 1998. I was so angry and feel the same way toward the Sox organization tonight as I did 13 years ago. Damn you, Kenny for taking on the huge contracts of Dunn, Peavy and Rios. Without those, Buehrle is back in a Sox uniform in 2012, I'm sure of it.

Mark and me at SoxFest 2010. This photo means more to me now than it ever has before.

Hitmen77
12-07-2011, 09:05 PM
Goodbye #56. :whiner:

I think it's going to be a long, long time before we see another Sox pitcher like him again.

DSpivack
12-07-2011, 09:09 PM
Thanks for the perfect game, the no hitter, the save in the World Series, the rain delay tarp slides, the between the legs flip on Opening Day, the 161 wins, and the numerous pick offs. Most of all, thanks for doing it all with class.

I can't explain how happy I am that I was able to watch the majority of his perfect game. You will be missed Mark.

So well said that I've stolen it for my facebook status. I hope you don't mind. :tongue:

GlassSox
12-07-2011, 09:21 PM
Goodbye Mark and thanks for all that you have done for the White Sox. Best of luck for the future.

SportsPg
12-07-2011, 09:31 PM
Goodbye Mark Buehrle - you were the greatest pitcher to ever wear the White Sox uniform. Perfect game, world series and another no-hitter to boot.

All while looking like a guy next door and a fastball that topped out at about 88-89mph.

Here's to you Mark! :gulp:

PushinWeight
12-07-2011, 09:49 PM
I am speechless, honestly. I started watching the Sox religiously in the 2000 season and have grown up with Buehrle being an anchor of my favorite sports team. I can't imagine the White Sox without him on the team right now, literally. I don't want to imagine it.

Lip Man 1
12-07-2011, 09:56 PM
Phil weighs in on Buehrle leaving:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/ct-spt-1208-rogers-winter-meetings-baseball--20111208,0,5043247.column

Couple this with what happened Monday with Minnie and it's been a bad, bad week.

Lip

SoxandtheCityTee
12-07-2011, 10:00 PM
Brutally sad when it finally came, even though you could see it coming.

Best of everything to Mark and his family. One of my all-time favorites.

DirtySox
12-07-2011, 10:13 PM
Jim Margalus nails it per usual.

http://www.southsidesox.com/2011/12/7/2619181/goodbye-mark-buehrle

roylestillman
12-07-2011, 10:31 PM
Jim Margalus nails it per usual.

http://www.southsidesox.com/2011/12/7/2619181/goodbye-mark-buehrle

Very well done.

NDSox12
12-07-2011, 10:35 PM
For me, this is one of the saddest White Sox days in a long, long time. Mark Buehrle was a winner on a team full of losers.

adidas773
12-07-2011, 10:50 PM
I had goose bumps when i heard it on espn radio, and sad to see my favorite player in White Sox history leave. hopefully Mark can continue his success with Miami and best of luck to him. i'll always remember Mark for helping win the 2005 world series and for his individual accomplishments.

shingo10
12-07-2011, 11:28 PM
The greatest White Sox pitcher I've ever gotten to see. 50 years from now I know I'll be telling stories of watching Mark Buehrle pitch. Just thinking about how many great memories he has given us gets me choked up.

I really hope he's honored in some way by the Sox down the line. Be it a statue or retiring his number. It is terribly sad to see him go. I hope things go well for him in Florida, that he retires, and then comes back to us.

Andy T Clown
12-07-2011, 11:48 PM
Can't put this one in to words.

cards press box
12-07-2011, 11:53 PM
It's to bad he couldn't pass Billy in career wins but I understand what he had to do.

Class guy, one of the best Sox players I've ever seen.

I wish him nothing but the best.

Lip

After I heard that Miami had signed Buerhle, I've been thinking of Billy Pierce and the deal that sent him to San Francisco after the 1961 season. As it turned out, Pierce got the opportunity to play for the 1962 Giants, one of the great teams in the past 50 years. Pierce went 16-6 and had a 12-0 record at Candelstick Park.

Pierce's three seasons in the National League were simply a different phase of his storied, seventeen year career. Mark Buerhle is the Pierce of this generation and perhaps the Sox' most iconic pitcher since Pierce. It will be hard to see Buerhle in another uniform but just as we think of Billy Pierce as a White Sox, we'll always think of Mark as a White Sox, too.

I was at your Perfect Game with Skot. It was ****ing awesome.

I was there, too. It was a great, great moment.

Thanks for
all the great memories Mark!

Here's a memory: Buerhle beating the Indians 1-0 on Opening Day in 2005. Buerhle's pitching was crisp and the Sox' sharp play that day set the tone for a remarkable and wonderful season.

ShooterMcGavin
12-07-2011, 11:58 PM
Thanks for the memories Mark. And in typical Buehrle class, you allowed the Sox to match Miami's offer.

Best of luck in South Florida!

manders_01
12-08-2011, 12:09 AM
Can't wait to see Carl's take on this.

Ask and ye shall receive: Forever a White Sox (http://smellslikemascot.blogspot.com/2011/12/forever-white-sox.html)

Noneck
12-08-2011, 12:13 AM
In the top 3 leftys I have seen pitch for the Sox. In over 50 years thats a pretty darn good pitcher.

soxfanreggie
12-08-2011, 12:22 AM
For me, this is one of the saddest White Sox days in a long, long time.

I agree!

There's not much to say because this is one of the hardest Sox appreciations to give - some of us are near speechless. It tears at your heart because he is someone who was a perfect representative of the Sox. I wish we could have kept him, but there was no way we could match this deal.

Mark - you've given us many, many years of being one of the classiest players in the game. I wish you all the best and can't wait until you come back to where we can induct you in our HOF.

#56...one of our greats...

Noneck
12-08-2011, 12:44 AM
I read so many saying how sad they are and I got sad many times early in my life also, the ones I remember most was Looie the 1st time and Nellie. There were others also that put me into the doldrums until 2/12/1970. That is the day when I realized that losing a player that I liked to just another team was no big deal. Its only a game where players come and go and we enjoy them while they are here. For the players its a great job and they enjoy playing this wonderful game as long as they can play it. Then afterward they enjoy their rewards and memories that they have earned for years to come. Paul Edmondson never got those things.

cards press box
12-08-2011, 12:51 AM
In the top 3 leftys I have seen pitch for the Sox. In over 50 years thats a pretty darn good pitcher.

I was trying to think of the top Sox lefties in this period. I came up with six pretty good ones, in chronological order of when they played:

Billy Pierce
Gary Peters
Juan Pizzaro
Wilbur Wood
Wilson Alvarez
Mark Buerhle

DSpivack
12-08-2011, 12:54 AM
I read so many saying how sad they are and I got sad many times early in my life also, the ones I remember most was Looie the 1st time and Nellie. There were others also that put me into the doldrums until 2/12/1970. That is the day when I realized that losing a player that I liked to just another team was no big deal. Its only a game where players come and go and we enjoy them while they are here. For the players its a great job and they enjoy playing this wonderful game as long as they can play it. Then afterward they enjoy their rewards and memories that they have earned for years to come. Paul Edmondson never got those things.

I think I will probably have that sentiment from now on, but as Margulus' great article states, Buehrle's rise coincided with his adolescence and young adulthood, as did mine. Frank Thomas was the best Sox player when I was a kid; Mark Buehrle was when I was a young adult. That'll stick with me even if I never feel that way about any player again. Derrick Rose and Jonathan Toews are two great Chicago athletes right now who are on top of their sport, and yet, they'll never have quite the same emotional impact to me as do players from when I was younger.

After I heard that Miami had signed Buerhle, I've been thinking of Billy Pierce and the deal that sent him to San Francisco after the 1961 season. As it turned out, Pierce got the opportunity to play for the 1962 Giants, one of the great teams in the past 50 years. Pierce went 16-6 and had a 12-0 record at Candelstick Park.

Pierce's three seasons in the National League were simply a different phase of his storied, seventeen year career. Mark Buerhle is the Pierce of this generation and perhaps the Sox' most iconic pitcher since Pierce. It will be hard to see Buerhle in another uniform but just as we think of Billy Pierce as a White Sox, we'll always think of Mark as a White Sox, too.

Here's a memory: Buerhle beating the Indians 1-0 on Opening Day in 2005. Buerhle's pitching was crisp and the Sox' sharp play that day set the tone for a remarkable and wonderful season.

Well said.

Ask and ye shall receive: Forever a White Sox (http://smellslikemascot.blogspot.com/2011/12/forever-white-sox.html)

Simple and tasteful, Skanberg is great as usual.

Jim Margalus nails it per usual.

http://www.southsidesox.com/2011/12/7/2619181/goodbye-mark-buehrle

What a fantastic article. Best retrospective I've read on Buehrle.

Noneck
12-08-2011, 01:00 AM
I was trying to think of the top Sox lefties in this period. I came up with six pretty good ones, in chronological order of when they played:

Billy Pierce
Gary Peters
Juan Pizzaro
Wilbur Wood
Wilson Alvarez
Mark Buerhle

I would think Britt Burns and Jim Katt have to put in that list somehow. At the lower end though with Alvarez, Pizzaro and even John.

DSpivack
12-08-2011, 01:18 AM
http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/8782/buherle.jpg

cards press box
12-08-2011, 01:26 AM
I would think Britt Burns and Jim Katt have to put in that list somehow. At the lower end though with Alvarez, Pizzaro and even John.

I agree. Here is a revised list, again in chronological order of when they played:

Billy Pierce
Gary Peters
Juan Pizzaro
Tommy John
Wilbur Wood
Jim Kaat
Britt Burns
Floyd Bannister
Wilson Alvarez
Mark Buerhle
John Danks

CWSpalehoseCWS
12-08-2011, 01:31 AM
I never thought seeing a player leave could be this depressing. I always felt he was gone to begin with, but actually seeing Buehrle leave hurts. I'm glad I got to meet him while he was on the Sox. Best part was seeing him at Spring Training in 2010 at the minor league games and calling him over to sign a ball. He was very nice to walk the distance he did just to sign autographs for me and only a few others - and right in the sweet spot without me even asking him to. Class act. By far my favorite Sox player I grew up with after The Big Hurt. I guess it's time to retire that #56 home jersey I have hanging in my closet...

gobears1987
12-08-2011, 02:38 AM
I can spend the next 6 decades rooting for the Sox, but I doubt I will ever see such a likable player again. You could always tell that Buehrle was having fun out there when he was pitching. There was never a doubt that he was always giving it everything he ever had. He was a 38th round pick that few ever thought would make it in the majors and he became one of the best pitchers of the last decade. In 50 years we will talk about Buehrle the way the old time fans talk about Pierce.

MushMouth
12-08-2011, 04:47 AM
There won't be another sock like you again Burls... you will be missed greatly. Good luck in Miami.

soxfanatlanta
12-08-2011, 06:24 AM
Well, at least I get to see you here in Atlanta; good luck to you.

:(:

bigdommer
12-08-2011, 07:26 AM
Top 5 memories of MB in a Sox uniform:

1) The Perfect Game
2) The Kick and Flip...possibly the best all time fielding play by a pitcher.
3) The Ejection at Cleveland by Joe West...I love that passion Mark
4) Mark warming in the bullpen in Houston in game 3
5) Jacque Jones, 0 for his life against Mark, gets a single. Mark steps off, asks Jacque if he wants to keep the ball. Then he picks him off.

Martinigirl
12-08-2011, 07:49 AM
So many favorite Buehrle memories.

1st was the weekend he first came up to the majors. It was kids day and I took my nephew. Mark signed the ball but the marker wouldn't dry. He stood there, talking to his family that had driven in, all the while blowing on the ball, apologizing to my nephew that it wasn't drying. It was so sweet and it doesn't seem like his attitude changed from that first weekend.

2nd was his joy of the game. The slip and slide on the tarp will always make me smile. I remember being the Stadium Club when a little girl asked her dad who was sliding on the tarp. The father answered, "They pay people to entertain the crowd." All I could think of was a. the dad was and idiot and b. he had absolutely no idea how much they paid that man to entertain the crowd.

There are a million game related MB memories, but it is the non-baseball stuff that I think I will miss the most.

chisox12
12-08-2011, 08:08 AM
There was nothing that I enjoyed more in baseball than watching Mark Buehrle pitch. My favorite player for the past 12 years. It's a shame that he couldn't finish his career in a White Sox uniform.

RedHeadPaleHoser
12-08-2011, 08:35 AM
World Series, perfect game, no hitter, fast effective lefty, one of the best defensive pitchers with one of the all time greatest defensive plays....

And this....

http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=54094&highlight=mark+buehrle+on+plane

I'll miss you Mark. Best of luck. When and if the Marlins play the Sox at the Cell in interleague, you will get and deserve the standing O.

DonnieDarko
12-08-2011, 08:45 AM
5) Jacque Jones, 0 for his life against Mark, gets a single. Mark steps off, asks Jacque if he wants to keep the ball. Then he picks him off.

When was that? I don't remember it. Hilarious, either way. XD

http://www.southsidesox.com/2011/12/...e-mark-buehrle (http://www.southsidesox.com/2011/12/7/2619181/goodbye-mark-buehrle)

Also, that article didn't make me cry, per se. But it defintiely touched a string in my heart. Best of luck to 56--I hope that one day he comes back, even if not as a player. He's been my favorite player in a Sox uniform--even moreso than Thomas--and will probably always be. Thanks for the fondest of fond baseball memories. God, it's gonna be tough to watch this team without him but...life goes on.

Procol Harum
12-08-2011, 08:49 AM
Ah, Mark Buehrle, ye will be sorely missed. Thanks for all the good effort, the good attitude, and the smile... :smile:

delben91
12-08-2011, 09:50 AM
Easily my favorite Sox player of recent vintage and a player and person I'll miss having on the Sox.

Hopefully I'll get to see him pitch against the Padres this year.

Good luck Mark, and thanks for everything!

hawkjt
12-08-2011, 10:33 AM
It feels like someone died,but thankfully no one did.

Mark joins Big Hurt and PK as my favorite Sox.
Big Hurt was sheer hitting genius.
PK is the steady,analytical technician.
MB...he was different.
Throw-back. Old school. Loves to play. Has fun.
The quientessential south-side Sox player.
Approachable, friendly, a shot and a beer guy.
When I think of the multitude of huge moments in the career of a guy who is an everyman in many ways, the old David Bryne/Talking Heads song come to mind....'' how did I get here? That is not my wife,that is not my car''...it is like MB was plucked out of the crowd to throw perfect games, no-hitters,start all star games, win allstar games, win WS games,close WS games,hit home runs, make amazing defensive plays,win gold gloves,pick off the world......how did he get there?
My family will miss you,Mark....good luck and safe travels!

24thStFan
12-08-2011, 10:40 AM
Thanks, Mark. You will always be remembered as one of the greatest White Sox pitchers and a class act.

Saracen
12-08-2011, 10:47 AM
Class act all the way. My favorite Sox player in my 42 years. Good luck Mark! :gulp:

C-Dawg
12-08-2011, 11:05 AM
Here's a memory: Buerhle beating the Indians 1-0 on Opening Day in 2005. Buerhle's pitching was crisp and the Sox' sharp play that day set the tone for a remarkable and wonderful season.

I've said it before, and people said I was nuts, but there was a "vibe", or something, that day. Its as if we all knew the Sox were going to win it all. Perhaps it had something to do with having a home opener for the first time since, what, 1990? We were still coming off the refreshing optimism of SoxFest (remember PH13 telling KW "You're the MAN!!!" for signing Pods?). It was a picture perfect and sunny day too and Mark was on fire. And to top it off, that was the year they had the little UPS truck that drove out to deliver the first pitch... A friend of mine is a sort-of bigshot with UPS, and he was the driver that day. He delivered the ball to MB, on Opening Day, in the year they won the World Series. Got to shake hands with Mark Buehrle, which is more than I ever did.

soltrain21
12-08-2011, 11:06 AM
I've said it before, and people said I was nuts, but there was a "vibe", or something, that day. Its as if we all knew the Sox were going to win it all. Perhaps it had something to do with having a home opener for the first time since, what, 1990? We were still coming off the refreshing optimism of SoxFest (remember PH13 telling KW "You're the MAN!!!" for signing Pods?). It was a picture perfect and sunny day too and Mark was on fire. And to top it off, that was the year they had the little UPS truck that drove out to deliver the first pitch... A friend of mine is a sort-of bigshot with UPS, and he was the driver that day. He delivered the ball to MB, on Opening Day, in the year they won the World Series. Got to shake hands with Mark Buehrle, which is more than I ever did.

Opening day was huge, but I think that comeback in the second game really, really put them on that monster roll they went on.

bigdommer
12-08-2011, 11:09 AM
When was that? I don't remember it. Hilarious, either way. XD




I think the Jacque incident was around 2004-2005. He did a similar thing with Teahan when he was in KC. He had dominated MB until MB got him out, and then rolled the ball to the Sox dugout. Good stuff, talk about enjoying the game.

SoxNation05
12-08-2011, 11:41 AM
Always a class act, always a gamer and someone who will be truly missed.

I think and hope he dominates with the Marlins.

tick53
12-08-2011, 11:44 AM
Mark,

Thanks from the bottom of my heart for all the wonderful years that you gave to this Sox fan. You're a true class act not to mention of heck of a hurler. Thank you for the perfect game, the no hitter and what's that other thing????
Oh yeah, helping the South Siders win a much needed World Series.

God Bless You Mr Beuhrle. We'll never forget you.....:smile:

tacosalbarojas
12-08-2011, 12:21 PM
I'll venture a wild guess and say that we'll never see another pitcher go twelve years and start basically every turn he was asked to take without so much as sniffing the dl. That alone is worthy of our eternal gratitude.

ILuvThatDuck
12-08-2011, 01:04 PM
What more can I say? :whiner:

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fisk4ever
12-08-2011, 04:59 PM
I'll venture a wild guess and say that we'll never see another pitcher go twelve years and start basically every turn he was asked to take without so much as sniffing the dl. That alone is worthy of our eternal gratitude.

Plus, he pitched in relief.

Rikirk
12-08-2011, 05:09 PM
Sad day,...

Alas....Can only wish him well. He was probobly one of the greatest pitchers our team has had in a long time, and a truly great person.

Hats off to ya Mark.

WhiteSox5187
12-08-2011, 05:25 PM
Is it sad that I still hope that at the end of his current contract with the Marlins he might come back to the Sox again? By that point he'd probably be nothing more than a really good number five starter but I would love to see him finish his career here.

soxfan26
12-09-2011, 05:14 PM
Best 38th round pick in history.

Bobby Thigpen
12-10-2011, 01:24 AM
I'm late to the party, but thank you Mark for all that you did for the Sox and us fans. I will certainly miss you.

I liked you before the World Series, but you coming in in relief in Game 3 made you one of my 2 or 3 favorite Sox of all time. I don't know, but that always stuck out to me as a great example of the kind of guy you were.

Congrats on the contract and good luck.

Wsoxmike59
12-10-2011, 09:50 AM
I too wish Mark Buehrle well, and thank him for all the great things he accomplished while wearing a White Sox uniform.

The no hitter, the perfect game, the World Series appearance in relief, all the Opening Day starts (not to mention the amazing web game flip on Opening Day 2010), and all those amazing mound plays on defense were among my favorite Mark Buehrle moments.

Good luck on the Marlins.

LongLiveFisk
12-10-2011, 12:24 PM
Best of luck, Mark.

Thanks for the great memories and especially 2005. :tiphat:

flo-B-flo
12-12-2011, 01:39 PM
and good luck over there..........I hate the business side of el juego.........:angry: