Mark Buehrle was sound asleep at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City on the morning of Sept.?11, 2001, when his phone rang. It was Kip Wells, one of his teammates on the Chicago White Sox.

"It was 7 or 8 o'clock in the morning, and I remember saying to him, 'You're calling me this early? I don't wake up this early,'?" Buehrle said. "He said the [World Trade Center was] getting blown up, and I said, 'Who cares?' I didn't even know what the World Trade Center was."

It didn't take long for Buehrle and the rest of the White Sox to figure out what had happened. They were huddling in rooms, watching events unfold. By the end of the day, Buehrle was so rattled by the tragedy that it bothers him to this day even being in New York.

"Now, every time I go to New York, I'm not really crazy about it, just because of that," Buehrle said.