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Sometimes, you're Kerry Wood.
Just walking down the road when you bump into Brian Cashman who says, "Hey, come and play tambourine with Mick and the Boys and be in the most famous Rock n' Roll band in the world."
And suddenly, you're a Yankee.
Other times, you're Ryan Theriot.
Just walking down the road when some rancid red bat-thing flies down and bites your neck.
Next thing you know, you're a Cardinal.
It's all fate, really.
Happenstance. The luck of the draw.
Ryan Theriot was traded from the Dodgers to the Cardinals yesterday.
Not the biggest deal in the world - he played a kind of yuppie "Nails" role for the Cubs - a male model-lookin' scrappy overachiever guy at short.
But I liked him and had the Cubs done better in '08 he could have been a Chicago God.
Instead, he was dumped along with Ted Lilly for some cash and a replacement not much different than he was.
And now, he's a Cardinal.
This doesn't sting like when Mark DeRosa went to the Red Side, but still, it's never good when a Cub becomes a Card.
But I'll go ahead and say: good luck Ryan.
Just not against the Cubs.