Monday, April 19, 2010
Friday, November 14, 2008
(That's me on the left, by the way. Just kidding. A man can dream though, can't he?)
By: T.R. Slyder, TRSlyder@yahoo.com
This was one of those "Yeah but still..." baseball moves. Wood was still good, but probably not a savvy baseball investment. When I heard he was traded, I had this argument with myself:
T.R.'s Heart: What? Kerry was the longest-tenured Cub!! He was a good closer! We can't just get rid of him!
T.R.'s Brain: Yeah, but he wasn't worth the price, and he'd want a few years more than he'd be worth. We can't just keep him on the payroll because he had 20 strikeouts in 1998 and is a good guy.
T.R.'s Heart: Yeah but still....
Now the longest-tenured Cub? Carlos Zambrano with 8 years. Next is Aramis Ramirez with 5 and a half years.
Kerry was the first Cub to play in three different playoff series with the Cubs since, like the 40's or something. Maybe even before. I half-assedly tried to find it on Google, but gave up. I heard that at the beginning of this playoffs. He and his wife were active in the Chicago community as well. Farewell Kerry.