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They brought Kid K out for one last strikeout, and he got it. It was the perfect way for Kerry Wood's career to end. He struck out Dayan Viciedo of the White Sox, then got to walk off the Wrigley Field mound the right way. His last time, he had angrily thrown his glove up into the crowd. But this time, on Friday, Wood slowly walked back to the dugout, took a deep breath, blew it out and crossed over the third base line. Then his young son, Justin, in a Cubs blue shirt and helmet, jumped out onto the field. Wood picked him up and hugged him, and the sky was blue, and Wrigley Field was beautiful, and the crowd was cheering and even White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski was clapping. What a moment. Goodbye, Kerry Wood. He unexpectedly announced his retirement from the Cubs on Friday, knowing it was time. He has lost it, and the face of a generation of this franchise is now gone. Cubs fans will love him forever. He deserves it. But I'm sorry, I have a hard time looking at him at all. It...
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