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Kerry Wood, Big Z & Tank

By bullpenbrian - May 19, 2012 - 5:42 pm Leave a comment.

Last Saturday I addressed a worse case scenario regarding Kerry Wood’s final days with the Cubs:

Wood continues to struggle and the Cubs are forced to issue an ultimatum to ‘retire’ or accept his unconditional release from the club.

It would be a rather sad ending for a much beloved Cub, but the more Wood struggles, the more likely it becomes Kerry finalizes his Cubs career standing with family members behind home plate at Wrigley Field during a small ceremony held in early September.

No doubt that day is near. But I remain hopeful it’s one that comes next season rather than this one.

I obviously didn’t expect this day would come so soon and somewhat unexpectedly. But give Wood credit for taking a tough decision off the hands of Dale Sveum and the front office.

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