Kerry Wood shocked the baseball world -- and the Cubs fanbase -- by announcing his retirement two weeks ago, just before the first installment of the BP Crosstown Cup.
In the time since he hung it up, the "new Mr. Cub" said he's been busy, fishing and doing family stuff and working with his foundation.
Wood joined Pat Boyle on his podcast earlier this week and called into The Dan Patrick Show Friday morning to chat with the host.
The interview was a cool sneak peak into the regular life Wood is leading now -- he's driving in the carpool and had plans to take his son bowling or to Dave and Busters -- as well as the thought process before his retirement.
But Dan asked an awesome question -- would Wood have still retired if the Cubs were in contention?
"I don't think I could. Honestly, I don't think so," Wood replied. "I really felt like I was handcuffing Cubs manager Dale Sveum not being able to use me on back-to-back days. Up to this point, we were still trying to work to it. The arm just wasn't responding. I'd go out and pitch one inning and couldn't go for the next two days. You just can't do that coming out of the 'pen...It was time."
Interesting answer. Kind of sad to think about.
Check out the rest of the interview. Wood touches on such topics as advice from Mark Grace, the Steve Bartman game and incident and the 20-strikeout game.