CHICAGO -- It would be fitting if the Chicago White Sox and Oakland Athletics played a two-hour game Saturday afternoon on "Mark Buehrle Day" at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Buehrle, who was known for pitching quickly in games, will have his number 56 retired.
"It doesn't really make sense, to be honest with you," Buehrle said of the honor at a press conference Friday. "I'm trying to wrap my head around it. Like I said, I watched Frank Thomas as a kid growing up and even when I came here and played with him, I couldn't believe it. I'm like a fan of Frank Thomas, who's right there. It just doesn't make sense that I'm up there with those guys.