I guess I knew something was up since it seemed like he couldn't pitch back to back days.
And he was struggling.
But Kerry Wood just up and retiring on a pleasant afternoon in May shocked the hell out of me.
I wish I would have known and could have gotten to the park.
Instead, I was reading on a plane.
I guess Kerry came into the game, threw 3 strikes for an out, his son ran out to him, and they walked off.
It makes sense for him to retire like that - without alot of warning so that saying goodbye doesn't become bigger than the game that day, or the team.
I also wish I would have been there when he struck out 20 Astros, but he didn't say anything before that day either.
Today there's alot of people talking about the HOF and where he ranks as a ballplayer.
I don't even care.
Kerry Wood is just one of those guys I'll always root for.
He's a Cub.