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Apr
1
2008

Don't Worry About Kerry Wood

By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (7) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Cubs | Featured | Jack Cobra Archive
woodopeningday.jpgIt seemed that every time something went wrong during the game yesterday Bob Brenly and Len Kasper, the Cubs announcing crew, said that all the fans and Chicago newspaper columnists would be complaining today that the Cubs were doing the wrong thing......Come on guys, give us a LITTLE credit. Just in case though, let me cement some opinions so that there isn't any confusion.

Cubs fans aren't worried about Kerry Wood being the closer over Carlos Marmol. Wood has filthy stuff and just had a bad day yesterday that started with his beaning of Rickie Weeks. After that he was forced to intentionally walk Ryan Braun and he was immediately put in a bad situation. This isn't going to happen often. We are not worried about it. We know that Kerry knows all about the perils that come with walking men to lead off innings.....we have faith in him.

We aren't worried about Mark DeRosa playing second base. Sure, we would be OK with the Cubs picking up a player to hit lead-off and maybe second base,  but that doesn't mean we don't enjoy DeRosa.

We aren't worried about what Carlos Zambrano is doing in his spare time anymore. Look at Big Z. The guy is a monster this season. He is in probably the best shape of his career and his production thus far has been excellent. Sure he left with cramps in his arm again but you know what....in past years he probably wouldn't have even made it to the seventh inning of Opening Day. We are not worried.

Now, let me say this.....I really enjoy listening to Bob and Len in the booth. I think they have great chemistry, call a good game and give pretty good insight. I grew up listening to Steve Stone on WGN learning the nuances of baseball and I can say that I would not have a problem letting my son, if I had one, listen to Bob and Len. That being said....give the fans a little bit of credit. It's Opening Day, we aren't going to start jumping off roofs......yet.

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7 Comments
Cardinal70 said

A Cubbie loss was about the only salvagable thing out of yesterday for us Cardinal fans.

I know, we ought to take a picture of the standings because it might be the only time all year the Cards are ahead of the Cubs. :)

I thought you guys had a good Opening Day, except for the rain out?

Woo Woo said

Hah, great April fools joke!

Larry Boodry said

Not worried about Wood, tho' I di question why Lou put him in a scoreless game...Love Fukudome's debut.

they put him in a scoreless game because when you are the home team in that situation, there is no save to be had. so, you throw your best guys out there and see what happens. Just imagine if he'd brought in Howry first and let Wood mop up his mess...people would be complaining that he didn't bring in Wood early enough.

Also, when the Cubs get Wood up in the pen, he's going to pitch. That's what they've been doing with him since he came back.

sue said

can't understand why Piniella didn't use Daryl Ward in the 9th with Pie on after Cubs tied the game; anyone but Fontenot.

They used Ward in the 8th to hit for Marmol so he was already out of the game.


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