2009 Highlights – Mark Buehrle Appreciation Day
Last season I grabbed a ticket at the last minute to Mark Buehrle Appreciation Day. This was the first time since Mark pitched his perfect game that he was at U.C. Cellular Field. I had decent seats, but they were not near home plate where all the action was. I used my trick to get into the lower deck and found some seats above the White Sox dugout that were not occupied. I watched the ceremony prior to the game where they honored Mark along with catcher Ramon Castro and outfielder Dewayne Wise. In the fourth inning the people who belonged in my seats finally made it to the game and kicked me out. The guy was in a big hurry for getting to the game so late, but I was lucky enough to get to see the pre game ceremony from my seats.
As far as the game goes it was an exciting one. Beckham and Quentin both homered for the Sox. Scotty Pods hit a walk off single in the 9th to give the White Sox a 5-4 win. It was an all around great day.
I took this picture from my better seats before I moved as Mark was walking onto the field. I know that Mark is not facing the camera, but I loved how this picture looked. It was not good enough to make a normal card in this set, but it was good enough for this card.