Kerry Wood Injured In A Hot Tub Incident? You Gotta Be Kidding Me….
Posted by sportsmaven on February 15, 2007
My wife Barb called me this afternoon to tell me that she heard a breaking news story on WSCR Sports Radio 670. The story was regarding Chicago Cubs P Kerry Wood slipping while getting out of his hot tub and most likely missing the first week of spring training. I honestly thought that Barb was kidding, seeing as that would be just too unreal enough to not be believable, but about 20 minutes later, there was the story on the Chicago Tribune website. It didn’t take long until the story broke on a national level and for Tribune columnists such as Rick Morrissey to begin taking a poke at this latest Cubs setback.
I am just dumbfounded on a number of levels on this one. Today is the first day of spring training for pitchers and catchers and the one pitcher that is eternally on the DL gets hurt yet again and he hasn’t even thrown a pitch or stepped on a ballfield. This is evil. What’s next, Mark Prior tripping over his dog while carrying groceries and tearing his rotator cuff? Ted Lilly bending over to tie his shoe and getting a herniated disk? Carlos Zambrano tripping over a large bag of Tribune money walking into training camp and hyperextending his knee? This is Armageddon. Do you think Sweet Lou Piniella is looking at Kerry Wood and finally understanding that curse that has plagued every manager that has tried to take this team anywhere but to last place? This can’t be a good start to a championship season for the Chicago Cubs.
(AP Photo/Paul Connors)
Lou Piniella, welcome to Chicago and aura of Chicago Cubdom…..now lets have some fun!