Tuesday, November 10th
It's official. Mark Buehrle has won his long-coveted Gold Glove. The White Sox pitcher with cat-like reflexes has made a name for himself for his defense on the mound, and now he can place this special trophy on his mantle next to his World Series ring....and maybe a Schlitz.
I'm off to the GM Meetings out at O'Hare. We'll certainly get reaction from Kenny Williams on this topic (oh, and a few others), but in the meantime, here's a story I wrote on September 17th about Buehrle and his quest for the Gold Glove.
For Carl Edwards Jr., Memorial Day has a special meaning.
That's because the Cubs reliever has a very close tie to the armed services.
Edwards met his fiance, Nette Smith, before her deployment in Afghanistan. Throughout her active service, Edwards kept in touch by writing her letters. Their relationship eventually blossomed, and now the couple has a one-year-old child.
With Smith's army commitment finished, she views Memorial Day as a time to appreciate all those who serve.
"To me, Memorial Day is a day set aside for me to remember some of the people I have met who sacrificed everything," Smith said.
Watch the couple's entire story in the video above.