WOOD TO THE DL AGAIN
There was some hope when you saw him for the first time this spring. The Nicole Richie look was slightly disturbing, but you told yourself he could be a decent reliever and just maybe a great closer if/when Ryan Dempster fails. But for the 11th time of his career, Kerry Wood is headed to the DL.
“He obviously didn’t have the same strength or throw the ball as well, and he had some discomfort after the game,” general manager Jim Hendry said. “[Monday] he had more stiffness than normal, more than he’s had earlier in camp, which had gone smoothly except for his triceps [injury].”
And the hot tub fall. And all the runs given up. Right now I’m thinking the best possible news for Cubs fans would be that both Prior and Wood are out for the entire 2007 season. We’ve been stuck in this cycle of waiting, hope, disgust and madness for too long. We need a clean break. Sure, we all told ourselves that we’re not counting on them for anything, but they still dominate news stories. And they were still around. Maybe now we can all break free.
At least until the next article about towel drills and simulated games and quotes about how they were happy with their stuff after giving up 5 runs in 2 innings.
[tags]Kerry Wood, Mark Prior, Cubs, MLB[/tags]