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Against All Odds: Should the Cubs retire Kerry Wood's number?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    TV broadcaster Len Kasper said so today on the radio, and the subsequent hosts were having a field day with it the rest of the afternoon.

    Seems ridiculous to me, though someone pointed out:

    * Success as a starter and a closer.
    * Coming back from multiple arm surgeries.
    * Second-highest SO/9 in baseball history.
    * The whole "New Mr. Cub" factor, i.e. coming back to the franchise, etc., etc.

    Still seems ridiculous to me. Maybe the Indians care retire Joe Charboneau next.
     
  2. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    Re: Should the Cubs retire Kerry Wood's number?

    Teases, heartbreak, unfulfilled promise ... no one more personifies a franchise.

    Sure, why not?
     
  3. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    Re: Should the Cubs retire Kerry Wood's number?

    I'm sorry, but I was sure doodah had started this thread.
     
  4. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Re: Should the Cubs retire Kerry Wood's number?

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    You cannot be serious!
     
  5. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Re: Should the Cubs retire Kerry Wood's number?

    Not until they retire Tuffy Rhodes' number too.
     
  6. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Re: Should the Cubs retire Kerry Wood's number?

    In my defense, this is in reaction to something someone else, someone in an official capacity with the ballclub, said. This is not me starting some random thread.
     
  7. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Re: Should the Cubs retire Kerry Wood's number?

    No. It kinda is.
     
  8. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Re: Should the Cubs retire Kerry Wood's number?

    Doesn't he need to retire first?
     
  9. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Re: Should the Cubs retire Kerry Wood's number?

    No. It's kinda not.
     
  10. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Re: Should the Cubs retire Kerry Wood's number?

    Not before Carmen Fanzone
     
  11. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Re: Should the Cubs retire Kerry Wood's number?

    Jose Cardenal is wondering what he's got to do to get a little fucking respect around here.
     
  12. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Re: Should the Cubs retire Kerry Wood's number?

    What about guys who went on to do great things in sports after their Cubs days?

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