Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/14/12
During the long baseball season and the dog days of summer, Mark Buehrle may be missing one of his canine companions. Buehrle is a huge dog lover who’s done charity work around animals and pet adoption, said some harsh things about Michael Vick and is also the owner of a Staffordshire terrier named Slater. When Buehrle first signed with the Miami Marlins last offseason, he and his wife had to settle in nearby Broward County because of a ban on pit bulls within Miami-Dade County. Well, Buehrle’s surely going to have a bone to pick with Ontario, Canada’s restrictive dog laws. Within the entire province pit bulls are banned, and it’s a very long commute to Toronto from Quebec, the closest adjacent province. It’s unclear how Buehrle will handle the matter, but last time he petitioned the county to overturn the ban, albeit unsuccessfully. When Buehrle signed with Miami he said he wouldn’t have done so if he couldn’t have found a suitable residence for Slater, so he’s surely going to be mad about that Marlins policy against no-trade clauses. Or should we say “no-trade claws”?
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