After Kerry Wood blew the Cubs’ 1-0 lead against the Braves in the eighth inning Tuesday night, a couple of lucky fans left the ballpark with his hat and glove. Ryan Dempster had thrown seven stellar innings before Wood allowed two hits and two runs in the eighth, so you can understand why he was fired up. However, many will argue that he has to do a better job of keeping his emotions in tact.
Wood, who has battled injuries this season and throughout his entire career, was rather cordial with reporters after the game when talking about how he blew the win for Chicago. That is, until someone had the nerve to ask him about the glove incident. Check out his reaction in this video that CSNChicago.com passed along:
Embarrassing? Most likely. Irrelevant? Certainly not. Sometimes frustrations boil over and emotions get the best of a player, but you can’t expect reporters to not do their job after the game. If you lose your cool and throw a hissy fit, it’s best to just man up and address it after the game. If no one asked that question, the writers wouldn’t have been fulfilling their responsibilities. The fact that Wood acted shocked that someone would have the nerve to bring it up further showcases how angry he was with himself for spoiling Dempster’s fantastic performance.
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