LADY AT THE BAT: Kerry Wood: Pitching's Version Of Nick Johnson

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Kerry Wood: Pitching's Version Of Nick Johnson

I don't know who is worse, Kerry Wood or Nick Johnson. Both have been on the DL countless times in their careers, and Wood just came off the DL today. Today!

I've been checking Twitter all day to keep abreast of the activities leading up to the trading deadline. When the Wood trade went down some of the tweets I read were hilarious:

@SheFanJane Kerry Wood is the Nick Johnson of pitchers. Don't get it

@YankeesUpdate Yanks get Kerry Wood to keep Nick Johnson company on the DL

And in response to my own tweet saying Wood had better be healthy:

@elephande Kerry Wood can be healthy?

I love Twitter. Anyway, at least one good thing came out of this trade: Chan Ho Park was designated for assignment to make room for Wood on the roster.

Will Kerry Wood make it to the end of August before going on the DL again? I'm not betting on it.

1 comment:

Sports Chump said...

BP...

I would love your thoughts on this piece about whether playing for the Yankees these days holds the meaning it once did.

http://sportschump.net/2010/08/05/does-playing-for-the-new-york-yankees-still-hold-the-prestige-it-once-did/4224/