Kerry Wood

Mark Prior sits in the dugout after he was pulled out of the game against the St. Louis Cardinals in 2005. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Wisch: Could ‘Prior’ Restraint Have Helped The Cubs?

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?

CBS Chicago–08/16/2012

Meat packing plant. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Ten Foot Mailbag: What To Get Dad This Father’s Day

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.

CBS Chicago–06/15/2012

Chris Sale. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Spiegel: The Abusers And Protectors Of Chris Sale

In one of the developing, most interesting stories of the 2012 local baseball season, people are picking their sides.

CBS Chicago–06/12/2012

Kerry Wood. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Kerry Wood Apologizes To Steve Bartman

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.

670 The Score–06/01/2012

Kerry Wood hugs his son as he walks off the field at Wrigley one last time. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Eddie Vedder, Chris Chelios & Kerry Wood Belt Out Karaoke

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!

670 The Score–05/22/2012

Kerry Wood. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Kerry Wood’s Numbers Aren’t Worthy Of Retiring His

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.

CBS Chicago–05/21/2012

Kerry Wood formally announces his retirement from the Chicago Cubs in front of family and teammates before a game between the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox on May 19, 2012 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Wood Bids Final Farewell At Wrigley

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 hugs his son as he walks off the field at Wrigley one last time. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Video: Kerry Wood Says Goodbye

Kerry Wood addressed the media at Wrigley Field after announcing his retirement.

CBS Chicago–05/18/2012

Kerry Wood waves to the crowd one last time before retiring. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Hoge: Kerry Wood’s Career Anything But Irrelevant

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.

CBS Chicago–05/18/2012

Gordon Beckam knocked over David DeJesus and tags him at Wrigley Field. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

White Sox Beat Cubs In Wood’s Last Game

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.

CBS Chicago–05/18/2012

Kerry Wood. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Stone: Always Wanted Wood To Be Better

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.

670 The Score–05/18/2012

Kerry Wood. Photo credit JOHN ZICH/AFP/Getty Images)

Ten Foot Mailbag: It’s About Time, Kerry

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.

CBS Chicago–05/18/2012

Kerry Wood. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Kerry Wood Retires After One Last Strikeout

Veteran Cubs right-hander Kerry Wood will announce his retirement from baseball today.

670 The Score–05/18/2012

Sean Marshall. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Trading Sean Marshall Was A Mistake

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.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2012

The Chicago Cubs wear pink to celebrate Mother's Day during the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on May 13, 2012 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Cubs Beat Brewers 8-2 To Avoid Sweep

For the first time in more than a year, the Chicago Cubs finally won a game in Milwaukee.


Kerry Wood. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Be Careful, Kerry Wood

Wood needs to be careful if he wants his post-career vision to be realized, and actual baseball is only a part of it.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2012

Kerry Wood. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Video: Kerry Wood Throws Glove Into Stands, Snaps On Reporter

Now it’s Kerry Wood’s turn to swear at a reporter.

670 The Score–05/09/2012

Atlanta Braves right fielder Jason Heyward scores a run as Chicago Cubs catcher Geovany Soto waits for the throw in the fifth inning on May 8, 2012 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Wood Gives Up Game Winning Runs, Cubs Fall To Braves 3-1

Dan Uggla hit a tiebreaking two-run single in the eighth inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the Chicago Cubs 3-1 Tuesday night.


Dempster, Wood Activated From DL; Maine, Wells Optioned to Iowa

The Cubs activated Ryan Dempster and Kerry Wood from the disabled list Thursday and optioned Scott Maine and Randy Wells to Triple-A Iowa.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2012

Kerry Wood winds up to throw a pitch during the Cubs 2-0 win over the Houston Astros on May 6, 1998. Wood struck out 20.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Why Kerry Wood’s 20 Strikeout Game Is Better Than Perfect

Which is the better performance, a perfect game or Kerry Wood’s 20 strikeout game against the Astros?

CBS Chicago–04/24/2012