Wednesday, May 22, 2024

1986 Spokane Indians at the Mall - Brian Wood


There's so much going on here that I can't figure it out. There appears to be a wine bottle and a can of beer or soda on the glass counter, as well as some wooden piece of equipment with a crank. Some kind of objects on the wall, possibly figurines of some kind? I can't make out what is inside the glass display - shoes? jewelry? watches? There are a couple of old-fashioned lamps hanging from the ceiling, and what looks like another one on the top of the shelves. Any guesses for what kind of store this was?

Brian Wood was the Padres' second-round pick in the 1986 draft, and pitched well through AA as a reliever. His best season was 1989 at Class-A Charleston, when he went 7-7 with 20 saves and a 1.53 ERA, striking out 153 batters in 105.2 innings. He appeared to be overmatched at the AAA level - in parts of three seasons for the Padres, and later Orioles, AAA teams he went 4-10 with a 4.75 ERA, and never made it to the major leagues. Overall, in 321 games over eight seasons, Wood went 48-46 with 52 saves and a 3.64 ERA, striking out 836 batters in 802 innings. Anyone know where Brian Wood is now?


  1. Hmmm... maybe a pawn shop or antique store?

  2. I don't know what the shop might be, but it looks like it might've been the most interesting mall store that's ever been.