Kerry Wood's talent inspired awe

Whether you played with or against him, you simply wanted to watch him play

Updated: May 19, 2012, 3:36 AM ET
By Doug Glanville | ESPN.com

Anyone who played with Kerry Wood knew that, when he eventually retired, they would immediately feel old. There was something perpetually youthful about Wood, even through the injuries and the 14 years he served in the league.

The first time I saw Kerry Wood, I understood what people meant when they said "man amongst boys." Like any major league player, you know the feeling of being the best in your town, high school, county, state, even country, but Kerry Wood came on the scene and you ...

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