Way back when, remember how we were all told to think about the day Kerry Wood comes back?
“Hey, if you get anything at all from Kerry Wood, it’s a bonus.”
Well, that day is about to happen.
I still agree with the bonus part, because the use of the word “bonus” in that context implies something statistical.
Strikes and balls.
What they didn’t tell us was what this will mean to human beings.
Hearts and souls.
There is nothing in the world I’d rather see than Kerry Wood come back and…I don’t even need a ton of strike outs.
After all the guy’s been through, I can’t imagine a happier story: happy for him, happy for us Cub fans.
But I’m afraid this is going to be like watching one of those movies people like to email around.
The one that starts with the kid getting on a skateboard aimed down a second story roof.
It’s either gonna be a glorious ride or…something else.
Anyway, they say on Thursday old Kerry’s gonna be back on the team, back on the field, back on my tv.
And back in my heart.
Here’s to hoping he doesn’t break it.