From a die-hard Cub fan who bleeds Cubbie Blue... Congratulations, Mark Buehrle! What a spectacular game! But it wasn't as easy as 27 up, 27 out. The whole team played incredible defense behind their Ace, especially DeWayne Wise robbing a homer from Kapler in the top of the ninth. You won't see a play like that again in that situation. If you didn't get goosebumps from that, you're not human. I don't care- Cub fan or Sox fan-give the man props! Mark Buehrle is as classy as they get, and I will always respect that man.
I was at his first No Hitter on April 18th, 2007 with my friends Brad and Melissa, and that day is one I will never forget. How many people have the opportunity to witness a no-no in person? My dad hasn't even had that luxury, yet here I am with all these experiences already, and I'm only 22. I can only image what else I will see in my lifetime (Hopefully a Cubs World Series Championship- yes I continue to hold out!).That is why baseball is such a beautiful game. You can be around the game for decades and yet every time you go out to the ballpark there is the chance that something will happen that will surprise you. History is continually being made and I am appreciative that men like Buehrle are the ones making it today.
you come in the game late,
that ball always finds you.
When the ball was hit, I
told myself, 'You've got
to do whatever it takes
to catch this ball.' "
(Pictured: Chicago Sun Times back
I was especially happy to see the entire Rays team stand and applaud Buehrle for his performance after the last out. Joe Maddon is the face of that classy organization, and he has taught his players well.
Honestly when all is said and done, it couldn't have happened to a better guy and against a better team. The Rays offense is as scary as it gets, and Buehrle worked with fierce competitiveness and determination to take them down one-by-one, all the way until the 27th out of a flawless masterpiece.