Kerry Wood

Am watching Kerry Wood pitch vs. the Rangers in the seventh inning of Game 6 of the ALCS.

Back when I covered baseball for SI, Wood was a pretty intimidating guy. Strapping, goatee, kind of a snarling Texas pain in the ass. I didn’t particularly enjoy him, but I saw why the guy was good. He oozed attitude and intensity.

Now Wood is 33; a late-inning guy with the Yanks. The team forces its players to shave, and with that rule goes individuality.

OK, that’s all.