markprior21.jpgKerry Wood and Mark Prior could start the season on the Chicago Cubs’ disabled list. In a move that surprised no-one yet frustrated many, Cubs manager Lou Piniella declared yesterday that the status of his two hurlers is still up in the air. For Prior, a career that so sparklingly began in 2003 when he propelled the Cubs to the NLCS has come to a screeching halt. The 26-year-old was 1-6 with a 7.21 ERA last season before bowing out with a strained right shoulder late in the summer. He is 0-1 with an 18.90 ERA in two spring appearances, allowing seven runs in only 3 1-3 innings.

kerrywood.jpgWood, who strained his right triceps while pitching against Milwaukee on March 11, threw 25 pitches off a mound in Mesa, AZ on Monday. The swashbuckling Texan still has not fully recovered from a torn right rotator cuff that seriously hampered his long-term prospects.

At best, Wood would secure a spot on the active roster as a one-inning reliever, a far cry from the his twenty strikeout performance at Wrigley during his rookie campaign.

In a related story, Cubs fans everywhere have begun to relate to Bill Murray in billmurray.jpg“Groundhog Day”. As cinema-goers were left to ponder how many times Phil Connors would dreadfully awake to I Got You Babe, baseball fans throughout the country are left to answer a similar question: How much more of this repetitive disappointment can the Chicago faithful take? As far as I see it, we’re two seasons away from another devastating fire. Sell your houses, people.

And it’s official – Harry Carey is rolling over in his grave.

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  1. Coley Ward says:

    So I wonder, are men obsessed with other guys’ junk in general, or just George Brett’s junk?

  2. Sarah Green says:

    I have to say, I disagree with the research findings to some extent. The report omits discussion of the mysterious yellow blob on George Brett’s shoulder in the women’s study. Clearly, the face is *not* the only place the women viewed. Hellooo deltoids!

  3. The guys are looking at where his swing will be, visualizing where contact would be made. That it happens to be the groin area is purely coincidental.

  4. Alejandro Leal says:


    I can’t understand why these scientists don’t get it right!

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