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Expectations, Narratives Changing at Wrigley as Ownership Evolves

The first time I went to Wrigley Field was in April of 2003. It was cold. Quite cold, in fact, but the atmosphere was not. Fans were relaxed—warmed up by cold beer—and I got to see Kerry Wood strike out 13 Pirates in a 4-0 shutout. We were newcomers to the party, but the instant […]
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QUIZ: Name every player Kerry Wood struck out in his famous 20 K game

On May 6, 1998, Kerry Wood and the Chicago Cubs faced off against the Houston Astros. Wood K'd 20 Astros in a 2-0 complete game shutout. Name every Astro he struck out! Players listed by batting order and the number of strikeouts listed to the right of each named player.
October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Can’t We Just Enjoy This Season Without Being Stereotypical Cubs Fans?

We almost made it a whole season without too much ******** popping up around the Cubs' unbelievable success this year. But once that gap between the Giants and the Cubs got all but insurmountable, the ******** started to come out of the woodwork to piss all over what should just be a fun time for everyone. There is a GoFundMe campaign to send Steve Bartman to the Wild Card...
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October 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Kerry Wood’s Charity Home Run Derby

The Chicago Cubs outlasted the Pittsburgh Pirates today.  It was a pretty funny game, because I was expecting it to be over by the time school let out with the Cubs being up so much late in the game.  But while I was grading papers, the game went to extras, and I listened to the final inning as I drove home.  The Cubs walked off on a goofball “hit” as I pulled into the parking...
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Remembering Wood's historic performance

Just as his career was getting started, Kerry Wood etched his name into the record books. Seventeen years ago, on May 6, 1998, Wood electrified the Wrigley crowd as he struck out 20 batters in a game against the Houston Astros. Not only was that May afternoon a special one, but it turned out the entire 1998 season would be a memorable one for Wood, who went 13-6 with a 3.40 ERA and...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

VIEW: Kerry Wood Puts $3.6 Million Dollar Mansion on the Market

According to the Chicago Tribune, the former Chicago Cubs’ ace, Kerry Wood and his wife, have placed their $3.595 million dollar Lincoln Park mansion on the market. While they have not led on as to where Wood and his family would be relocating, one thing is for sure, it won’t be too far. Wood, now 37, played the majority of his 14-year career right here in Chicago and has since...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Player Profile #87: Jacob deGrom | SP | NYM

Kerry Wood Justin Verlander Jose Fernandez Jeremy Hellickson Hideo Nomo Dontrelle Willis What do these pitchers have in common? If you were a starter, is this a list of pitchers you would like to be included on? It probably depends on what the link is. While some of these pitchers are/were awesome and no-doubt-about-it aces when at their best, others (starting with Hellickson down...
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January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Kerry Wood’s 20-Strikeout Pitch GIF Is Mesmerizing

Kerry Wood's 20-strikeout pitch GIF is simply mesmerizing. Woods struck out 20 Houston Astros on May 6, 1998.
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Road to Opening Day: #34

We’re just a couple days away from Cactus League play with the Cubs!  Follow our countdown lineup for some fun until Opening Day. Kerry Wood‘s Incredible Performance Everyone knows this game even if they’re not a Cubs fan.  I’ll wait for you to watch this video for two hours: Yes, this was a National League game, which meant Kerry Wood got to face the pitcher’s spot...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Wrigley Field: 100 years of memories

  Their are few places in the world that make a person smile and fill them up with happiness even in the face of a miserable defeat. It’s hard to picture a place where that even exists, but it has been proven on 1060 West Addison Street on the North Side of America’s windy city. Wrigley Field has been noted as one of the most important landmarks in American history, bringing...
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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