58 million can buy you most anything, but apparently it can’t buy a new law. Mark Buehrle found that out recently when tried to bring his 18-month old pit bull, Slater, in to Miami-Dade county.
The law in Miami-Dade forbids pit bulls, no matter if you are a regular citizen, or a World series champion. So the Marlins prize free agent found a different place to live in South Broward county.
This is the second spring in a row that Buehrle has been involved in a dog controversy. Last year he made some controversial comments about Michael Vick. This year it’s a housing issue.
Coincidentally, Buehrle and his wife, Jaime, are spokespeople for Utah-based Best Friends Animal Society, which accepted 22 of Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks pit bulls.
Buehrle made these comments to the Sun Sentinel, “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.”
The more surprising comment was when the lefthander said “if it came down to not finding a house” where all his canines could live, he might not have signed with the Marlins, “but I knew we’d eventually find a place.”
Being the guy he is, Buehrle is already talking with the team about helping him with his programs that helps animals. His Sox for strays helped many homeless animals find a loving family.
Wait I got a name for his new program. How about Marlins for mastiffs?
Ok, I’ll step away from the naming business.