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In the wake of Kerry Wood announcing his retirement from the Chicago Cubs, fans have engaged in a number of discussions surrounding Chicago sports. Should the Cubs retire Wood’s number? Why can’t Sox fans respect his career? And, perhaps the … Continue reading →
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Kerry Wood: Portrait of Cubness

Kerry Wood isn't the greatest pitcher ever to take the mound at Wrigley Field. Well, for one day (just over two hours, really) he was. But now that his career is over, it's impossible to look at his final statistical tally and consider him a truly great pitcher. He sure did give us reason to [...]

Cubs' Kerry Wood returns to Wrigley to say goodbye

Kerry Wood was in a coat and tie rather than a baseball uniform as he stood at home plate at Wrigley Field on Saturday and thanked many people for his 14 years in the major leagues. 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. Wood, who struck out 20 batters as a rookie in 1998...

Cubs' Wood says goodbye at Wrigley

Kerry Wood was in a coat and tie rather than a baseball uniform as he stood at home plate at Wrigley Field on Saturday and thanked many people for his 14 years in the major leagues. 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. Wood, who struck out 20 batters in one game as a rookie...

Cubs P Kerry Wood Retires

Pitcher Kerry Wood retired Saturday after 13+ seasons in the majors, 12 of them spent with the Chicago Cubs. Wood is best known for his 20-strikeout game against the Astros in 1998, which earned him the nickname “Kid K”. Only the third player in history to do so (Roger Clemens, Randy Johnson), Wood accomplished the feat in only his fifth career start at the age of 20. Many people...

Kerry Wood Never Fulfilled Expectations, But Handled Injury-Plagued Career With Professionalism

Kerry Wood started his career with a strikeout. So it was only fitting the Cubs pitcher finished his career with one. By striking out Dayan Viciedo on a breaking ball, Wood put the bow on a rollercoaster career -- one that was marred by injuries. The 34-year-old officially called it quits on Saturday, when he formally announced his retirement from baseball. When Wood was promoted...

The Highs And Lows of Kerry Wood’s Career

Chris Jaffe does an excellent job highlighting the best and worst of Kerry Wood's career on The Hardball Times. It's a long list and a fun read. I'll quote one here. May 11, 1998: Following up his 20-K game, Wood fans 13 batters, giving him a record-tying 33 strikeouts in two consecutive appearances. I was [...]

Go To Wrigley Field This Summer (Ode to Cubs Kerry Wood)

MLB Week in Review : 5/21/12 Kerry Wood is finished as a Cub and my eyes are still teary. Please attend a game at Wrigley Field. We celebrate the Cubs this week on the Week in Review! www.BattingStanceGuy.com Twitter: @BattingStanceG Related PostsBrett Lawrie Is More Intense Than YouRed Sox 2012 Batting StancesMLB Week in Review: 7/11/11

Kerry Wood’s legacy: one of unfulfilled promise

    On April 12, 1998 Kerry Wood made his major league debut for the Chicago Cubs against the Montreal Expos at age twenty. Twenty-four days later Wood took the mound at Wrigley Field and put on a show for the ages. He threw a complete game, zero walk, one-hit shutout with 20 strikeouts (breaking [...]

What Kerry Wood’s Retirement Really Means

Kerry Wood retired on Friday, marking the end of an era -- but not a very good one.

Video: Eddie Vedder and Chris Chelios Sing “The Weight” in Chicago Bar While Kerry Wood Offers Support

Last week Kerry Wood announced that he would be retiring mid-season, but it doesn’t seem like Wood has truly left Chicago for good. Sunday night Kerry Wood was seen with Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder and former Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wing defenseman Chris Chelios at Stanley’s Kitchen and Tap in Chicago where Vedder and Chelios sung karaoke while Wood stood...

Retired Cubs ace Kerry Wood confirms that he’s headed to the team’s front office.

CHICAGO- For a pitcher that at one point delivered some of the hottest stuff that the MLB has seen over the past 15 years, Kerry Wood seemed to be one step away from immortality. His career runs semi-parallel to the NFL’s Dan Marino in the sense that he was physically gifted, did some amazing thing and sputtered out down the last leg of his career only to never win a championship...

Rich Hill Gives Teammate's Perspective on Great Career of Kerry Wood (Video)

"Dominating" is the word that Red Sox pitcher Rich Hill used to describe former teammate Kerry Wood before injuries affected his pitching career. Wood's retirement was one of the highlights of the weekend. The Chicago Cubs pitcher bowed out after 16 years in Major League Baseball, most of them with Chicago. Hill played with the Cubs and Wood from 2005 to 2008. He talks...

Going Out Like He Should

With the Yankees playing the Reds this past weekend, I was fortunate enough to spend the past three days with the Reds TV and radio broadcast teams.  I'll tell you what, they do it right.  They aren't blind and blatant homers like that cum-gurgling asshole that does radio for the Tribe or the *********** that the Yankees have.  Marty and Thom and Brantley and George Grande...
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