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According to multiple reports, Chicago Cubs reliever and longtime fan favorite Kerry Wood will announce his retirement today.

Obviously we’ll have more on this as it evolves, but some of us have seen this coming for a few weeks now. Sad that he couldn’t go out on his own terms.

Kerry Wood is one of many Cubs players who made the Cubs worth cheering for. I’m looking forward to the next chapter. 

I’m traveling this morning (hence the obvious phone post), so I might be in the air when the actual announcement comes down. Feel free to drop salient info into the comments.

UPDATE: Matt Spiegel says Kerry actually hoped to pitch today and then retire tomorrow, but his wife’s tweets may have accellerated the process (her tweets tipped folks off about a possible retirement this morning). Kerry apparently still hopes to pitch today. I hope he gets a shot, and I *really* hope he throws a scoreless frame.

UPDATE II: Now reports say Kerry will probably get one last appearance at some point during White Sox series (not necessarily today), and then probably announce retirement.

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