Mark Buehrle- you know, the guy who had to have his perfect game saved by a nearly impossible catch- he really likes dogs. So much so, in fact, that he was wishing for Michael Vick to get injured this season. [Big League Stew]
"Even if you are not a dog lover, how can you sit there and make two dogs fight and one is going to die?" said (Buehrle). "How could you do that if you are somewhat sane?
"(Vick) had a great year and a great comeback, but there were times where we watched the game and I know it's bad to say, but there were times where we hope he gets hurt. Everything you've done to these dogs, something bad needs to happen to these guys."
That's rare, folks. That's rare that you will see an athlete wish injury upon another athlete. It just doesn't happen.
Those quotes were from this MLB.com story. They have since been removed.
The dislike for Vick and his actions is certainly understandable, but publicly wishing harm to another athlete generally falls under the category of "Crossing the Line."
Before stepping off this high horse right here, I'll kindly remind you that our Sidney Crosby t-shirt sale was in no way wishing harm to poor Sidney. Rather, simply shameless profiteering off another's misfortune. That might not be any better, but we certainly would have preferred to have seen The Kid embarrassed by a Claude Giroux Dipsy Doo.
But hey, not all wishes can come true. Right, Mark?