Thursday, August 28, 2008

White Sox Photoshop Cards: Mark Buehrle

Card #16 - Mark Buehrle

Mark has groomed himself into an ace. He throws strikes and works quickly. The White Sox can feel confident every five days, when Mark takes the mound. Mark had built up the reputation of being the one to help everything from stopping losing streaks to flirting with perfection.

Mark likes to have fun, but he is a dedicated pitcher who will study every weakness of an opponent. He is frequently seen in the dugout, on his off days, studying books full of information on the next team he faces. This is the measure of a man who gives his all every game that he plays in.

I really like this photo of Mark. It shows the emotion that he rarely displays. The Sox long ago handcuffed him from "dangerous activities" such as sliding on the tarp during rain delays as a preventative measure. So, it's great to see Buehrle enjoy himself in the middle of a game.

4 comments:

J.C.F. said...

This one and the Jenks card are definitely my favorites. Good work, man. I like seeing pitchers show emotion.

White Sox Cards said...

Thanks for the encouragement! The only thing I usually see on cards lately, is pitchers either pitching or pitchers standing. I never see them as actual human beings on cards anymore.

J.C.F. said...

I'm not sure if you've noticed this trend, but in 2008 products (mainly Topps and Upper Deck Series 1 and 2), I saw more pitchers photographed bunting than I ever have.

White Sox Cards said...

I didn't notice that before, but I see it now. Cards of pitchers batting went downhill after Jim Abbott.

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