Facing Buehrle will be fun for White Sox

Facing Buehrle will be fun for White Sox

CLEVELAND -- Both the White Sox and Toronto starter Mark Buehrle will be doing their best to win Monday's series opener in Canada when Buehrle faces the team where he starred from 2000-11 and helped win a World Series in 2005.

But White Sox captain Paul Konerko, a good friend of Buehrle and teammate for that entire duration in Chicago, knows their first matchup also has the chance to be a fun one.

"I'm sure he'll make it humorous. You got to be ready. He might throw an eephus pitch or something like that," said Konerko with a laugh. "He's not afraid to screw around out there.

"I know Mark. He'll have fun with it. It will be tough to keep a straight face for I'm sure a pitch or two."

Scott Merkin is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.