Posts tagged "Kerry Wood"

Final thoughts on fan interference and the 2003 Cubs

Final thoughts on fan interference and the 2003 Cubs
1. I’m writing this on the 10-year-anniversary of Game 7, lest we forget there was a Game 7. Most of the focus, (naturally, I suppose), ends up on Game 6. You know the one. The one with the nickname. It’s not called the Looney Game. But damn, it could have been. Just think: the wind... Read more »

Kerry Wood's 20K Day: Fifteen Years Later

Kerry Wood's 20K Day: Fifteen Years Later
Fifteen years ago, I watched one of the greatest performances in baseball history.  I was just 12 years old.  But I remember it like it was yesterday. I came home from school sick with the flu and was trying to sleep off the symptoms.  Lying in bed, my mom knocked on my bedroom door and... Read more »

Cubs Broadcast Search: Wood says No, Glanville intrigued, Sutcliffe says call me...maybe

Cubs Broadcast Search: Wood says No, Glanville intrigued, Sutcliffe says call me...maybe
Okay, so I have to apologize right off the bat for referencing what has been one of the most annoying pop songs in recent memory. On with the notes which, unsurprisingly, are all about the broadcast booth today… Cross Kerry Wood off the list.  He gave an emphatic no when speaking to David Kaplan. Wood... Read more »
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Wood turns page, hopefully Cubs will too

Wood turns page, hopefully Cubs will too
A classy Kerry Wood made the right decision to move on today. Now I hope the Cubs follow suit and move on as well. When I wrote about the Cubs using Wood as a mascot and for fans to let go of their Cubbie blankies, it wasn’t anti-Wood. It was more about being anti-“Cubbie”. This... Read more »

Cubs Recap: Wood goes out on his terms -- with a K, as Cubs lose in wild game

Cubs Recap: Wood goes out on his terms -- with a K, as Cubs lose in wild game
Coming after a day of the big retirement news from Kerry Wood, the injury to Geo Soto, and the demotion of Chris Volstad, the Cubs-Sox game almost seemed like an afterthought. This may not be the kind of year he had hoped for, but Wood went out in style.  For a moment, he looked like... Read more »

Cubs Sveum not afraid to give answers

Cubs Sveum not afraid to give answers
You may not agree with Dale Sveum bunting with his #3 hitter. However, you do have to be impressed with the way Sveum is handling himself and the Cubs job so far. This is a pretty tough gig for a first time manager. The Cubs job is already tough (probably top 3), but then add... Read more »
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Update: Dempster to DL? Cubs call up Scott Maine, Kerry Wood goes to the DL

Update: Dempster to DL? Cubs call up Scott Maine, Kerry Wood goes to the DL
In what should be no surprise, the Cubs placed Kerry Wood on the 15 day DL with what was described as right shoulder fatigue.  The Cubs have recalled Scott Maine from Iowa, whom we pegged as the top candidate to be recalled earlier this week. Here is what I said about Maine at the time,... Read more »

Fixing the Cubs bullpen: Trade or internal options?

Fixing the Cubs bullpen: Trade or internal options?
I understand that the bullpen is the last and easiest thing you should try and fix when you’re rebuilding.  I also understand trading Marshall for three possible future starters, trading Cashner for your future everyday first baseman in Anthony Rizzo, and moving Jeff Samardzija to the starting rotation.  All of these could help the Cubs... Read more »

Not too early to analyze these Cubs

Not too early to analyze these Cubs
It can be silly to try and evaluate a team after just one series. I have no choice but to do it anyway. Coming out of spring training, I thought I could count on a few things from this team. They were going to have much improved starting pitching and defense, aggressive base running, and... Read more »
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Deja Vu all over again: Wood, Marmol implode...but it wasn't all bad. Really.

Deja Vu all over again: Wood, Marmol implode...but it wasn't all bad.  Really.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before… The Cubs kick and scratch their way to a few runs and take a lead into the 8th inning.  They turn their game over to their veteran bullpen arms Kerry Wood and Carlos Marmol and…. Well, you know the rest. The Cubs lose this game 7-4 after... Read more »
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