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Kerry Wood: Cub for life

Jan 13, 2011, 8:48 AM EST

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Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago reports that Kerry Wood was told by Cubs’ owner Tom Ricketts that he has a job with the Cubs for as long as he likes after he retires.  One radio report yesterday said that Wood was specifically promised a broadcasting job, but Carrie Muskat of MLB.com says that’s baloney.

That certainly may explain why Wood took such a cheap deal to come back to Chicago.  Thinkin’ about the future, you know?  He already has a ton of money. It would be reasonable to think that maybe he wants to have something to do with his post-playing days other than sitting around the house counting it.

When I read the story I realized that I had no idea what Kerry Wood’s voice sounded like, so I looked for a video interview. Here’s one. For what it’s worth, it sounds like he’d have a good voice for TV or radio.

  1. Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Jan 13, 2011 at 10:28 AM

    I guess he deserves props for putting his long-term plans and family first. I am simply surprised that he’d put those above winning, or playing on a winning team. Not many athletes do that, b/c you know, winning is everything.

  2. fivetoolmike - Jan 13, 2011 at 10:59 AM

    Kerry Wood’s pretty well-loved in Chicago.

  3. yankeesfanlen - Jan 13, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    OK, but is he a “True Cub”?
    Wait, that doesn’t have a certain magical ring to it.

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