Mark Buehrle told a large Guaranteed Rate Field crowd that there was nowhere else he'd rather play baseball than on the South Side of Chicago. But that doesn't apply to softball apparently. After getting his No. 56 retired, Buehrle updated the media on his St. Louis softball beer league, quizzically wondering how Chicagoans can play with their bare hands. “No it’s gloves," Buehrle said of his league. "I just heard about this, what is it 16-inch softball? A buddy of mine, Rich, plays up in this area and and he was asking me the same thing. Like how do you not use a glove? I think ours is 12-inch. I’m not standing over at first base without a glove. I can tell you that.” Buehrle must have to dig his fair share of throws if he can't imagine playing without a glove. *[MORE: Mark Buehrle relishing life after baseball, and his new softball position ]* Besides having a new position, Buehrle is also hitting at a new spot in the order. The former White Sox pitcher, who slugged one career homer in the MLB, hits cleanup for his 12-inch team. He's still Chicago's adopted son, but he may need to test out his 16-inch skills at Grant Park.  http://www.csnchicago.com/chicago-white-sox/mark-buehrle-relishing-life-after-baseball-and-his-new-softball-position
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