But could something have really been different if the Cubs and manager-turned-punching-bag Dusty Baker had handled their one-time pitching wunderkinds in a different way?
Full disclosure—I’m banging this drum again to anger people who don’t want to think. Call me a troll, I don’t care. People have to get angry at being wrong about something before they begin to consider converting to the correct side.
In one of the developing, most interesting stories of the 2012 local baseball season, people are picking their sides.
Kerry Wood was there during that fateful game in October when Steve Bartman reached his hand over the railing at Wrigley Field to catch a foul ball.
Former Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood, former Hawks star Chris Chelios and Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder took time to entertain the crowd at Stanley’s in Lincoln Park with Pearl Jam’s “The Weight.” Enjoy!
Those nice things, though, do not deserve a retiring of his number, a topic that’s been bandied about since people started to assume this year was Wood’s swan song.
Wood, who retired after Friday’s game, will likely join the Chicago Cubs in another role after taking some time off to spend with his family.
Kerry Wood addressed the media at Wrigley Field after announcing his retirement.
Speaking like a man who realized he was starting to do more harm than good, Wood admitted he had been putting his fellow relievers in difficult situations with his ineffectiveness.
Gordon Beckham hit a tie-breaking home run in the eighth inning Friday and the Chicago White Sox overcame the loss of star Paul Konerko to beat the Chicago Cubs 3-2.
Hours afters news broke that Wood will likely retire after Friday’s game, Steve Stone joined The McNeil and Spiegel Show to discuss Wood’s time on the North Side.
Kerry Wood is supposedly retiring. I’m not surprised at the decision, though I am at the timing. Sort of out of nowhere, even though anyone who has played tee-ball could see Wood just doesn’t belong in the game anymore.
Veteran Cubs right-hander Kerry Wood will announce his retirement from baseball today.
I’ve heard all the arguments for why the Cubs traded their best reliever, and none of them has been compelling enough for me to get on board.
For the first time in more than a year, the Chicago Cubs finally won a game in Milwaukee.
Wood needs to be careful if he wants his post-career vision to be realized, and actual baseball is only a part of it.
Now it’s Kerry Wood’s turn to swear at a reporter.
Dan Uggla hit a tiebreaking two-run single in the eighth inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the Chicago Cubs 3-1 Tuesday night.
The Cubs activated Ryan Dempster and Kerry Wood from the disabled list Thursday and optioned Scott Maine and Randy Wells to Triple-A Iowa.
Which is the better performance, a perfect game or Kerry Wood’s 20 strikeout game against the Astros?