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December 9, 2009

Kenny Williams warns Mark Buehrle about his ‘American Chopper’ bike

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ December 9, 2009 3:57 pm
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Kenny texted Mark to be careful with his ‘American Chopper’ bike. But:

Chicago White Sox general manager Ken Williams said he texted pitcher Mark Buehrle to warn him about being careful on his new motorcycle. … Baseball contracts do not prohibit players from riding motorcycles. Every standard contract states that if a player hurts himself to the point where his play is impacted, the contract can be voided.

Here a youtube clip from the episode.

December 8, 2009

Kenny isn’t happy with Buehrle’s ‘American Chopper’ bike

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ December 8, 2009 9:29 pm
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Williams didn’t seem quite as excited about the Orange County Chopper custom made for Buehrle in honor of his perfect game thrown against the Rays. Although Buehrle told MLB.com before Thanksgiving that he had not heard from the White Sox about the motorcycle gift commissioned by his wife, Williams will be placing a call to him soon.

“I’m not so much in a good mood anymore,” said Williams, who claimed he had heard nothing about the motorcycle previously.

November 28, 2009

Mark Buehrle describes his ‘American Chopper’ experience

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 28, 2009 11:49 am
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Mark Buehrle was quite surprised when he got an ‘American Chopper’ bike from his wife, Jamie:

Jamie’s surprise plan worked better than she could have imagined. She invited family, friends, neighbors and White Sox teammates for a barbeque at their house on that particular Thursday, but revealed the chopper’s arrival to provide a little extra incentive for as many people as possible to attend.

So Mark was the only one left in the dark. When Teutul drove up on the chopper, Mark’s first thought wasn’t, “I think I’m getting a custom-made OCC chopper, and this event is being taped for rebroadcast.” It was more along the lines of, “Who is invading my family’s privacy?” A look of bubbling anger is evident on Mark’s face when he first walked into the frame near the end of Thursday’s show.

“This is what happened,” Mark explained. “I can’t think of the guy’s name, but it was a guy who worked with the White Sox, one of the tradesmen at U.S. Cellular. He drove a bike, a louder bike, and had the same sort of gray hair as Paul Sr. So, I saw what I thought was him and thought, ‘What is he doing here on my off-day and how does he know where I live?’

“Then I saw the TV cameras and the booms with microphones on it and I thought, ‘He brought Comcast with him?’ Then, I was [upset]. I’m chilling with my family and friends and this guy brings Comcast?

“At that point, I’m thinking, ‘I’m going to go off on someone,'” said Buehrle, laughing at the whole situation in hindsight. “As I got closer, I could see there was more going on. I first thought it was something bad, and it turned out to be something really good.” …

November 19, 2009

Mark Buehrle gets a motorcycle from his wife tonight on American Chopper (video)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox,Uncategorized — The Wizard @ November 19, 2009 8:01 pm
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8 pm CT on TLC:

American Chopper: Mark Buehrle Bike (60 minutes)

OCC has been commissioned to build a bike for Mark Buehrle of the Chicago White Sox. Mark pitched a perfect game, and his wife wants to surprise him with a special gift, an OCC chopper. Jr. continues working on a project for his biggest client Coleman.

The Buehrle episode will be repeated tonight at 10 pm CT and next Thursday (November 26) Thursday December 3 at 7 pm CT.

UPDATE: video after the jump: (more…)

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