By Brad Spencer
I emailed three of my pals, fellow Cubs fans, about Kerry Wood apparently retiring from baseball and the hoopla over it. Any Cubs fans have an opinion on this?
"I just don't understand such words as iconic and legendary and beloved Cub being thrown around today about Kerry Wood. Good guy, sure, decent pitcher, but never reached Sandburg, Grace, Banks, Santo, Sosa (asterisk) status for crying out loud...... Recently he threw his glove and hat into the stands while having a temper-tantrum. When asked about it by a reporter later he replied, "Irrelevant, Dude," and stormed off.
Reply from Harms, Texas:
"Not even close to a legend...good pitcher but that didn't last long..glad he is retiring a Cub but time to go."
86 LIFETIME Wins! That's it! His start in 1998 makes this the longest "15 minutes of fame" in Major League History! Feel free to quote me on that Spence!
Enjoy the weekend gentlemen!"
C'mon Cubs fans, weigh-in on Kerry Wood. Icon, legend, possible Hall of Famer, or just another so-so Cubs pitcher?