The Curse of the Billy Goat may have just claimed another victim.
While it was a great moment in the history of the Chicago Cubs, one has to wonder what could have been if Wood had not suffered several injuries that have been attributed to overuse during the early seasons of his career.
While there are logical reasons why Wood's demise happened, there is a more popular theory that Cubs fans will point to when thinking of Kerry Wood's career.
As most baseball fans are aware of, the Cubs haven't won a World Series since 1908. With the team unlikely to win the World Series in 2012, it will be 104 years since the North Side of Chicago celebrated a World Series championship.
Of course, there will be some doubters out there that a curse on the Cubs really does exist. However, here are 10 reasons why you should be a believer in anything that might plague the Cubs outside of the friendly confines of Wrigley Field.