Posts tagged "Kerry Wood"

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 »

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 »
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The Exhaustive List of things the 2011 Cubs are doing well

The Exhaustive List of things the 2011 Cubs are doing well
Here is a complete list of things the Chicago Cubs are doing well so far this 2011 season.  If you do not see something on here, that means it is not being done well, or to the best of the team’s or individual player’s ability. Starlin Castro is hitting well. Darwin Barney and Jeff Baker... 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 »

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 »
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The 2010 Cubs were great at being awful

The 2010 Cubs were great at being awful
The folks at Baseball Reference recently posted an item to their blog titled, 2010 Cubs: Blowout Specialists. The Cubs lost 11 games last season by 10 or more runs; only 12 teams have managed to do that since 1901. How does a team manage to lose repeatedly by ten or more runs? I suppose conceptually it’s... Read more »