best to play behind. He just grabs the ball and fires it.”
If he doesn't get another guy out the rest of his
life, he's still got a no-hitter. It's like having a World Series ring.
They can't take that away. That's the bottom line."
overpower you, but he gets you out. You just walk away with a comfortable
“When he takes
the mound the team behind him knows it has a chance, and that's probably
the biggest compliment you can give anybody.”
“We may not
have the big names in our rotation, but we think it can be as good as
anyone's-and it all starts with our ace, Buehrle.”
“He is the heart
of the White Sox.”
“He is one of the most underrated pitchers in the American League the past 10 years.”
“He's the ace,
and he deserves to be.”
“When he needed
a strikeout, he got a strikeout. When he needed a double play, he got
a double play. “
“The whole key
to pitching is keeping hitters off-balance, and Mark Buehrle does that
as well as anyone.”
“I think he's
one of the best pitchers in the American League.”
“He's a great
pitcher. If you give up three or more you're probably going to lose.”
“I have a pacemaker. I was glad I have one, because that's the only thing that kept my heart going.”
“I make all
the cuts at all levels now. It's known as the Buehrle Rule.”
were a Cub, he'd be glorified as a cerebral, crafty, consistent winner.
He would be Greg Maddux, or at least the next Maddux, or possibly the
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