Hmm...sure is a lot of dust in my office today.
To commemorate, I just purchased this card:
2005 Timeless Treasures Statistical Champions Materials Number #4 - Kerry Wood Jsy/34 - CheckOutMyCards.com
I hope they find a role for him, preferably in the broadcast booth (alongside Pat Hughes next year on radio I think would be ideal) because Kerry has always been a likable guy with a good personality. I know the Ricketts family thinks highly of him as they pushed to get him this last 1 year deal to stay a Cub. I doubt Epstein and Hoyer would have kept him had the ownership not made it a priority.
Hmmm, looks like he will finish with 666 career walks.
The guy had 4 good seasons out of his 14. Cubs ruined him early on. Only real accomplishment was 20 SO game. Yes I know he was fastest to reach 1000 SO (134 games/853 IP) He did that in his fifth season. Guy then only finished with a little over 500 more in 9 seasons.
Being a White Sox fan you aren't supposed to like the cross town kids but watching Kerry Wood hug his son today and having a 3 year old of my own I will admit that I had a little blurriness in my eyes. What a touching moment.
Seems hard to believe that KW pitched in the "The Show" for 14 years. Seems like yesterday he was on the mound in Sec Taylor Stadium pitching for the I-Cubs.
He is soooo over rated the guy averaged 7 wins a year.