July 23, 2009

Who knew the kid could play?

Years ago, the Chicago White Sox promoted "The Kids Can Play". Under Jerry Manuel's lead they put together a great team with fresh blood. Frank and I knew they were special. We thought it'd only be a matter of time for them to gain experience and then they could be unstoppable. It took five years, a few changes, including a new team manager, but the White Sox did it. They were 2005 champions. We were in awe.

One constant through all that and onto today is, left handed pitcher, Mark Buehrle. I've related to him because he's just a year older than me. I've feel like we've grown together, it's been a joy to watch him hone his technique and skills over the years. It was a proud day when Buehrle threw a no-hitter against the Texas Rangers on April 18, 2007. Then earlier this month, he represented the Sox at the 2009 All-Star Game, where he pitched a perfect third inning. It must have been practice for today, he threw a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays. It was the eighteenth perfect game in Major League history. What an achievement! A job well done.

Mark Buehrle. That kid can play. It's another proud day for this White Sox fan.

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