Chicago White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle, who said in an interview with MLB.com that he loves dogs so much that he has watched Eagles games in the hopes of seeing Michael Vick get hurt, isn’t backing off those comments.
“I said it,” Buehrle said today. “It’s an old story. Again, we are not bringing drama inside and past history stuff. So, I said it, meant it. It’s over, and we’ll move on.”
MLB.com deleted the quote from a story about Buehrle without explanation, apparently deciding that it didn’t want to disseminate a quote from one of its players about wanting another athlete to suffer an injury. But Buehrle isn’t claiming he was misquoted or distancing himself from his words.
And Buehrle also isn’t backing away from his belief that there’s no comparison between his own hobby of hunting and Vick’s involvement in dog fighting.
“Hunting is a sport,” Buehrle said. “There are hunting stores out there. If that’s illegal, shame on my dad and my grandpa and his grandpa. It’s kind of been brought up throughout the history of America. The last time I knew dog fighting was a sport was never.”