Ever fragile Chicago Cubs closer Kerry Wood allegedly has a blister on his right index finger that has kept him out of action since July 11 and will now probably send him to the disabled list for the 12th time in his career.
A blister? Really? As long-term Cubs followers, we’ve been noticing how hard members of the media who are in the Cubs’ pocket are selling this blister problem.
We smell a rat.
Let’s face it, the Cubs have a recent history of not telling the full story when it comes to Wood. Before this year, the past 4 spring trainings…when Wood wouldn’t take the mound…we were told various lies about his status, and he would always end up starting (or ending, or both) the season on the DL because of his brittle right arm.
Cubs GM Jim Hendry seems to come from a ‘Belichickian’ school that insists lying to fans about injuries is the norm.
Now we’re supposed to believe a blister is sending Wood to the DL yet again? Hmm…