When Kerry Wood created his pension formal and formal with fit and tie and his household by his part — Sunday at Wrigley Area, the one factor that seemed sure about his upcoming is that he’s not going away.
Whether his upcoming comes with an ‘‘adviser’’ or ‘‘assistant to the common manager’’ name, Canines chief executive Theo Epstein said Wood’s next job is awaiting him when he’s willing to go back again to perform.
‘‘Those conversations began last season,’’ Espstein said. ‘‘We discussed it last season, what gamer growth looks like, seeking, the top part workplace. And, obviously, he still has a part to perform in the group.
‘‘But right now, he has to make a chance to just be a dad. . . . When time is right, we’ll discuss it.’’
Said Wooden, whose deficit of a acquistion stipulation in his 2013 contract
option talks to his connection with the organization: ‘‘I’m not actual worried about it. I think they know I want to be here. I think they want me to be around. So we’ll get to that factor.’’
Wood invested much of his brief community deal with saying thanks to a record of team mates, supervisors, instructors, instructors, club folks and buddies.
Co-owner Laura Ricketts showed the Canines at the stage, with chairman Tom Ricketts plainly missing a few times after reviews of the loved one's participation in a suggested Extremely PAC apply promotion against Chief executive Barack Barack obama.
‘‘You are very much liked by Canines lovers everywhere. You are very much liked by the Canines household. You will always be a Cub,’’ said Laura Ricketts, who provided Wooden with a mounted picture of him adopting son Bieber at the dugout actions after his career-ending strikeout Saturday of Dayan Viciedo and with the 20-strikeout banner that went above the arena on his last day as a Cub.
The banner remember Wood’s record-tying 20-strikeout activity against the Austin Astros as a novice on May 6, 1998.
Wood thanked former team mates such as Kevin Tapani and Joe Girardi, former supervisors Jim Riggleman and Dirty Chef, former throwing instructors Oscar Acosta and Ray Rothschild, the Ricketts household, Epstein, GM Jed Hoyer and lengthy time GM Jim Hendry.
‘‘And I need to thank Ron Santo for coaching me what it used to be a Cub,’’ Wooden said.
That’s aspect of the aspect Epstein envisions for Wooden.
‘‘Hopefully, he’ll keep have feedback for these youthful gamers and what this implies to be a Cub,’’ he said. ‘‘He’s a first-class individual and a category act. You never get a popularity like that by acting it, especially when you are in one position for such a lengthy time. He’s authentic.’’