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Lonely days ahead for Mark Buehrle

Pitcher's pit bull outlawed in Toronto, so family won't join him once season begins

Originally Published: February 7, 2013
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

A brief scouting report on Slater Buehrle:

He's 2 years old and weighs 65 pounds. His coat is slate blue, his ears are floppy and his eyes are a doleful shade of gray and green. He loves sleep and long walks, has a weakness for chasing four-wheelers, and is considerably less menacing than his reputation suggests. Belly rubs are his kryptonite.

Slater is an American Staffordshire terrier and bulldog mix -- a DNA-tested member of the pit bull family -- and controversy follows ...

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