2015 ex-Reds, 1990 Score style: Travis Wood (Chicago Cubs)


Being a Cubs fan and a Reds fan at the same time is almost like eating at Kentucky Fried Chicken and calling yourself a vegetarian. Yet, here I am, proclaiming my disappointment that the Cubs lost last night to the New York Mets. I fell in love with the Cubs in 1989, the first time I visited Wrigley Field, and for years claimed them as my #1 team. The Reds are back in that #1 spot, but I’m still rooting for the Cubs when they’re not playing Cincinnati.

Travis Wood played two seasons in Cincinnati before the Reds traded him for a lump that sits in the bullpen. During his four years in Chicago, he has amassed 28 wins, and was selected to the 2013 All-Star team. He is inconsistent at best, but fun to watch when he’s throwing well. Wood is a free agent after this season, and after making $5.686 million in 2015, I’m sure he’ll be looking for a raise.

Travis Wood

I decided to have a little fun with this one, and made a variation card featuring Wood high-fiving a fan, sporting a wrestling mask, and wearing the “Chicago Wants It More” t-shirt.

Congratulations to the New York Mets, who actually wanted it more and will be facing either the Blue Jays or Royals in the World Series.


About JT

Preacher. Author. 911 dispatcher. Baseball fan. Horror nut. Music nerd. Bookworm. Time Magazine's 2006 Person of the Year.

Posted on October 22, 2015, in baseball, baseball cards and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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