While White Sox nation rejoiced its first no-hitter in 16 years, the pitcher who tossed it was packing his bags. Mark Buehrle barely had time for congratulatory hugs from his teammates before he was summoned to general manager Kenny Williams’ office. It was there Buehrle found out he had been dealt to the St. Louis Cardinals for two low-level minor league prospects.
“We thank Mark for his time with the club and congratulate him on his no-hitter,” said the cold-blooded Kenny Williams who has been rumored to be shopping Buerhle for quite some time. “But the truth is, in our economic environment there’s no way we can afford Buehrle after his contract ends, especially after he threw that no-no.”