Pitcher Mark Buehrle, who recently signed with the Marlins, cannot actually live near the Miami stadium because, Slater, one of his 4 dogs is a pit bull. Miami-Dade County has had a pit bull ban in place since 1989 and tolerates no exceptions to the rule.
Buehrle, a known dog lover, who was quite outspoken against NFL Quarterback Michael Vick, the luckiest felon in America, for Vick's dog fighting activities, reportedly told the Miami Herald
that "It's kind of ridiculous that because of the way a dog looks,
people will ban it. Every kind of dog has good and bad, and that
depends on the handlers. If you leave a dog outside all the time, it'll
be crazy. Slater would never do anything harmful."
Buehrle and his family will have to live in Broward, a nearby county,
and Mark will have a longer commute to work.
I guess Slater will never be able to deliver the first pitch.
Is this not crazy?
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