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Kerry Wood throws his glove into the stands, gets all surly when asked about it

May 9, 2012, 8:22 AM EDT

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What is it with Cubs pitchers getting all surly after getting roughed up the Braves?  Last year Carlos Zambrano kicked off a mini Operation Shutdown after Atlanta torched him. Last night Kerry Wood walked two Braves and gave up two more and the lead. Then he had himself a little hissy fit.  Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com reports. Video of Wood’s comments below:

Kerry Wood walked off the mound and squeezed his glove before throwing it into the stands. He tossed his hat to the fans before disappearing into the dugout … His postgame media session lasted 45 seconds. He cut it off after a reporter mentioned the glove.

“Irrelevant, dude, and why the (bleep) would you even bring that up?” Wood said. “You guys have a good night.”

With that, Wood stormed away from his locker.

Yeah, silly to ask Wood a question like that given just how often players throw their gloves and hats into the stands. It’s a total dog-bites-man story.

  1. aceshigh11 - May 9, 2012 at 8:34 AM

    He was clearly just giving Cubs fans some souvenirs. Nothing to see here, folks.

    • amhendrick - May 9, 2012 at 9:39 AM

      If you catch a glove, do you have to give it to the screaming toddler in the next seat?

  2. Mike Luna - May 9, 2012 at 8:38 AM

    He seemed to be in such a good mood before they mentioned that glove. Maybe it was his favorite glove and he immediately regretted throwing it into the crowd.

    Y’know, like that guy in The Clash who smashed his favorite guitar in that famous photo.

    • delawarephilliesfan - May 9, 2012 at 10:22 AM

      Paul Simonon, and it was his Bass ;)

      • mgv38 - May 9, 2012 at 12:50 PM

        I remember that–world’s first Bass-ectomy.

      • metalhead65 - May 9, 2012 at 1:34 PM

        who cares the clashed sucked anyway,they had like 2 songs and did not change music or the world. unless you had a safety pin stuck in your cheek I can’t think of anybody who liked them but stupid critics who know nothing about good music anyway.

      • Mike Luna - May 9, 2012 at 1:56 PM

        Thanks. I knew he regretted it after the fact, but wasn’t 100% sure who it was or what exactly they were smashing.

      • delawarephilliesfan - May 9, 2012 at 2:15 PM

        @metalhead The Clash may not be your cup of tea, but they are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as is Paul Simonon’s Bass for that photo).

        As for the Safety Pin in the Cheek comment….you are thinking of the Sex Pistols

      • racksie - May 9, 2012 at 4:06 PM

        And Joe Strummer claimed it was the greatest sound the band ever made. And that is a completely positive statement. I miss Joe Strummer. :(

  3. Gobias Industries - May 9, 2012 at 8:40 AM

    I think the relevant question here is, why is a 34-year-old man wearing an emo girl’s hoodie? Maybe he should’ve thrown that into the stands.

    • stumblebum76 - May 9, 2012 at 11:51 AM

      I think they should throw WOOD in the stands (or, somewhere).

  4. brewcrewbombers - May 9, 2012 at 9:04 AM

    look….i understand that professional ball players are responsible for their actions and are highly encouraged to maintain their composure. However, they’re freaking human and have emotions. Some fan got an on the field gift….big deal. And i HATE the Cubs…..

  5. number42is1 - May 9, 2012 at 9:23 AM

    “Surly” “portly” and “lumbering” and all before breakfast. this is going to be an awesome day

  6. mybrunoblog - May 9, 2012 at 9:28 AM

    Kerry Wood got surly? If I pitched like the Cubs staff does I would be surly too.

    • istillbelieveinblue - May 9, 2012 at 10:50 AM

      The starters have been excellent. Demp is leading the Majors with a 1.02 ERA. Garza has a 2.67 ERA, and Samardzija is at 3.02. The back of the bullpen was supposed to be a strength with Woody and Marmol, but has instead been a disaster. Russell has been solid, and Dolis has developed nicely. Pitching is not this team’s most glaring problem. Outside of LaHair and Castro, no one else is hitting consistently. Demp has that stellar ERA, and zero wins to show for it because they don’t score any runs for him.

  7. delawarephilliesfan - May 9, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    No one is making a Cole Hamels/Old School joke on this one?

    • stlouis1baseball - May 9, 2012 at 11:34 AM

      You know it’s funny Delaware. On Letterman last night Jared Weaver did the Top Ten.
      Dave was kidding him about throwing inside on guys and giving them a little “chin music” when they crowd the plate. Jared said he would give guys a “Texas Bow Tie” if warranted cause’ he likes to bring a little “Old School Baseball” to today’s current “New School Baseball.”
      True Story.
      Apparently the “old school baseball” mindset is far more prevalent than people choose to admit.

      • racksie - May 9, 2012 at 4:09 PM

        “Texas Bow Tie”. Nolan Ryan claims that was his best pitch. Cole Hamels is still a punk. And that’s saying something, considering it was Bryce Harper he plunked.

  8. WhenMattStairsIsKing - May 9, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Maybe he thought his cap and glove were unlucky, and had to load them?

    I wonder if he’ll take off his jersey and throws that in the stands if he gives up 5+ runs, walking off the field in boxers and cleats.

  9. cubsin2049 - May 9, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    Even his toss of the glove into the crowd missed the mark. Hang it up KW!

  10. El Bravo - May 9, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Braves win.

  11. jfk69 - May 9, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    Duh…I had a senior moment. I thought it was my 2 iron.
    Hey man..What kind of question is that…I am otta here….idiot

  12. shelbydawkins - May 9, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    I hate the Cubs too…. When they went from lovable losers to “we’re all like gonna get serious and win us some champeenships!!” WHATEVER! YOU SUCK!

  13. journalgater - May 9, 2012 at 12:48 PM

    Why is it that have a different take on the flying glove? Is it because I’m as much a historian of baseball as a fan? This was not a Cubs moment or a Braves moment. It was a baseball moment. I heard the game on radio, so I didn’t see flying glove but I heard what sounded like the end of a career that had been so promising. The announcers preceded Woods’ first pitch by reciting his stats: an “enormous ERA” fattened by too many walks and hits. Their commentary seemed to foretell what happened. Woods’ failure was not exactly nails in the coffin, but it had a dreadfully sad overtone. The senior athlete who had returned to his favorite arena among the people who so well revered him had, step by step, batter by batter, hit, walk, walk, hit, given up the game. When I heard that he walked off the field and threw his glove into the stands, it was the real world of people who depend upon their bodies even when bodies say different.

  14. avietar - May 9, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    Of course, when someone like Wood does that, he risks throwing his ulnar collateral ligament into the stands, too.

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