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Mark Buehrle providing aid for dog shot with arrow

Dec 12, 2010, 5:39 PM EDT

Mark Buehrle

White Sox starter Mark Buehrle is the anti-Michael Vick.  Or, the opposite of what Vick used to be.

According to Terry Hillig of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Buehrle has offered to pay any uncovered medical expenses for a dog who was found stranded in southern Illinois this weekend with an arrow in its abdomen.

The arrow, presumably shot from a deer hunting bow, caused severe damage to the four-year-old dog’s spleen and part of its intestines, but there’s a good chance for a full recovery.

Buehrle is a native of St. Charles, MO, a western suburb of St. Louis.  It just so happens that he was mentioned this morning in Nick Cafardo’s Sunday notes column in the Boston Globe.  The White Sox are apparently listening to offers for the left-hander, who will hit free agency after the 2011 season.

Buehrle, 31, went 13-13 with a 4.28 ERA and 1.40 WHIP over 33 starts in 2010, fanning 99 batters and walking 49 across 210.1 innings.  He also won a second straight Gold Glove.

  1. iamthedoublestandard - Dec 12, 2010 at 6:01 PM

    Jesus H (Harold be thy name) Christ, where’s Craig?

  2. Old Gator - Dec 12, 2010 at 6:30 PM

    I’m well past the age where I should still be surprised as what pieces of shit are walking around out there, but stories like this still amaze me at some very low level. I’d love to say that one Mark Buehrle makes up for ten ambulatory toxic waste dumps like our anonymous bowman, but unfortunately I am too old to pretend that life is that simple.

    • Rosenthals Speling Instrukter - Dec 13, 2010 at 8:21 AM

      Well while I am a young gator myself it only takes one look at our government to tell us there are waste dumps at every level of society. Not just Cooter and Patches from down on the farm.

      Unfortunate but true.

    • Jonny 5 - Dec 13, 2010 at 8:32 AM

      Or someone, maybe even a kid, missed their target and this dog has some seriously bad luck. Stranger things have happened….. I’ll assume this is what happened until further notice. But chances are some dried up, dirty deck licker shot him on purpose. Usually though, an arrow aimed from close enough to hit an animal on purpose would pass right through the abdomen. Unless it’s a kids target set.

  3. BC - Dec 13, 2010 at 9:42 AM

    Ow. That’s bound to leave a mark.
    Hopefully they find who did it and shoot an arrow through HIS spleen….

  4. Richard In Big D - Dec 13, 2010 at 10:22 AM

    How horrible for the dag, but how nice that someone with the means to do so is willing to help out with something like this. A refreshing change from the usual lower than a snake’s belly stories we hear about aour athletes…Kudos to Buehrle.

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