Posts in category "Kerry Wood"

Is there a place in the New Cubs organization for Old Cubs

Is there a place in the New Cubs organization for Old Cubs
Yesterday, four months after his abrupt yet necessary retirement from the game, Kerry Wood was honored by the Cubs with a pre-game ceremony, including a first pitch by his son Justin (who is as “effectively wild” as his old man) and, finally, an essentially solo performance of “Ballgame” by Justin during the 7th inning stretch. ... Read more »

We shouldn't really leave Wrigley Field feeling miserable

We shouldn't really leave Wrigley Field feeling miserable
From Paul Sullivan in the Trib: He said he felt like he was putting manager Dale Sveum in unfair situations with his inability to pitch on consecutive days because of a balky right shoulder. On the Friday single season tickets went on sale, it was a crazy ass day at work, and I had forgotten... Read more »

Wood departs, his impact remains

You don’t have to look very far today to find a Cubs blog talking about Kerry Wood. I’m sure they are all mentioning his impact on Cub fans – the 20K game, the 2003 playoff performance, the homerun upon return from Tommy John Surgery, the numerous hometown discounts, and so much more. For many of... Read more »
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Cubs 2012 - Week 2 Recap

Cubs 2012 - Week 2 Recap
Let’s recap everything that matters thus far the past two weeks: Jeff Samardzija – barely finished a fifth inning that he entered with a nine-run lead.  Maybe he requires the rush of close competition.  It sure looked like he completely lost focus Friday evening.  Darwin Barney – does not hit like a starting big league... Read more »

The Cubs have begun to hit well, but pitching still a problem

I apologize for the matter-of-fact title of this little essay.  I’ve been waiting for a long time for an inspiration to come, but could not hold out any longer without saying what I have to say today.  Mind you, it’s the same damn thing I said a couple of weeks ago. I don’t claim to... Read more »

Larry Who? Cubs Still Getting K's

Larry, Larry, quite contrary. Also, Yankees suck. Remember Larry Rothschild? He hasn’t been gone for that long. He’s with the Yankees now, but from 2002 to 2010 Larry worked with Cub hurlers as the team’s pitching coach. Throughout his career, Rothschild has been considered a successful coach, and during his time with the Cubs pundits... Read more »
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2011 Chicago Cubs Apocalypse Round Table

The 2011 Major League Baseball season is finally here. I don’t know about you, but I could only take so much more of debating whether Koyie Hill should be the back up catcher. In all likelihood, it’s highly unlikely that his inclusion on the roster will make or break the Cubs chances in 2011. The... Read more »

Spring Training 2011 Mega Preview - Kerry Wood

1998 wasn’t that long ago, but I suppose if you are 20 now, you were seven then, so let me put it to you this way: How do you feel about Starlin Castro, right at this moment? After the jump: I make my point!   How do you feel about a guy who, at this... Read more »