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DrCrawdad
09-07-2003, 10:05 AM
THE ARM AND THE MAN
KERRY WOOD SAYS HE'S PITCHING BETTER THAN EVER SINCE RECOVERING FROM ELBOW SURGERY. BUT THE GLORY OF HIS ROOKIE YEAR STILL ELUDES HIM.

By Dan Mcgrath. Dan McGrath is the Cubune's associate managing editor for sports
Published September 7, 2003

The sound of bat meeting ball was like a rifle shot, a sharp "crack" that even casual baseball fans instinctively identify as "good wood." Not that there was anything casual about the 39,363 fans who filled every seat and available niche at Wrigley Field for the Cubs-Yankees game of June 7, the first time the imperial Yankees had come to town since 1938.

The main event was a to-die-for pitching duel between Roger Clemens and Kerry Wood, and longtime Wrigley patrons could not remember the place being more revved up.

Clemens was seeking the 300th victory of a Hall-of-Fame career; Wood was trying to prove he belonged in the company of the Texas legend he had grown up idolizing. Weakened by a bronchial condition, Clemens left in the seventh inning, turning a 1-0 lead over to Juan Acevedo, whose first pitch to Eric Karros produced the no-doubt-about-it crack that sent the Cubs off to a 5-2 victory in a memorably dramatic, wonderfully well-played game of baseball.

"I cried," Sarah Wood was to say several weeks later, a so-shoot-me smile accompanying her recollection. "I know there's no crying in baseball, but I cried when Eric Karros hit that home run. I just knew what it meant to Kerry."

If you want to read the rest of this promotional article here's the LINKY. (http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/magazine/chi-0309070099sep07,1,6031530.story?coll=chi-leisuremagazine-hed)

DrCrawdad
09-07-2003, 10:30 AM
Recording of a pitching mound conversation between Damian Miller and Carrie Would. (http://www.wavcentral.com/sounds/movies/bull_durham/bdarm.mp3)

Kid K (http://www.jahozafat.com/cgi-bin/wavs.cgi?Bull_Durham=fascist.wav)

Nick@Nite
09-07-2003, 10:38 AM
First.. the length of the article shows the Trib's bias... Tolstoy's War and Peace wasn't as long.

Second... I'll never forget Wood's incredulous (and un-manly) expression during Ozzy's incoherent rendition of TMOTTBG. I guess he would've preferred someone wholesome, like John Tesh or Yanni.

FJA
09-07-2003, 11:38 AM
Originally posted by PinchALoaf
First.. the length of the article shows the Trib's bias... Tolstoy's War and Peace wasn't as long.

Good lord, was that long. It took up essentially 3/4 of the magazine.

fquaye149
09-07-2003, 12:10 PM
the tribune loves "wood"


har har:)

Lip Man 1
09-07-2003, 12:37 PM
Just FYI, McGrath was born and raised on the South Side and according to Bob Vanderberg is a dedicated Sox fan.

Lip

DrCrawdad
09-07-2003, 12:47 PM
Originally posted by Lip Man 1
Just FYI, McGrath was born and raised on the South Side and according to Bob Vanderberg is a dedicated Sox fan.

Lip

Well McGrath knows who's paying his salary.

Unregistered
09-07-2003, 12:52 PM
Originally posted by Lip Man 1
Just FYI, McGrath was born and raised on the South Side and according to Bob Vanderberg is a dedicated Sox fan. Ah yes, him and Mike Downey - both "dedicated Sox fans" who will be in the US Cellular Press Box in game 7 of the World Series writing articles about how close the Cubs came to making the playoffs this year... :D:

DrCrawdad
09-07-2003, 01:16 PM
I'm really surprised that McGrath didn't write about this . . .

One of those beneficiaries is Chicago Cubs hurler Kerry Wood, the 1998 National League Rookie of the Year. The 21-year-old starting pitcher made a rare relief outing in February in Arizona--for which he was busted by the Scottsdale police. Seems that Wood and a 22-year-old buddy were caught peeing in public, according to these police forms (which make it seem this violation is rather common). While we could do without the splashing detail, the pair's quotes are marvelous. (2 pages) LINKY (http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/floodwood1.html)

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/graphics/art/floodwood7.gif


:pee
"Hi, my name is Kerrpee Wood."

DrCrawdad
09-08-2003, 06:46 AM
Originally posted by DrCrawdad
I'm really surprised that McGrath didn't write about this . . .



http://www.thesmokinggun.com/graphics/art/floodwood7.gif


:pee
"Hi, my name is Kerrpee Wood."

Wood is a part of the Cubbie Public Urine-Nation