When I first saw a picture of pitcher Travis Wood’s batting helmet on Monday night, I suspected it may have been a fake. I mean look at that thing. That’s not a “C” — it’s a “U.” The Cubs logo is spun around, upside down, and generally looks like a horseshoe. We’ve seen the last name on a player’s jersey gets misspelled all the time, but the logo on a helmet being that messed up? That’s a rare occasion.
It looks like the wind may have blown the logo off, because if you look carefully on the helmet, you can see an adhesive substance where the decal is supposed to be.
Fittingly, it happened to a player on the inept Cubs, which have the worst record in MLB. The good news for Wood is he didn’t let it bother him; he pitched 7 innings of shutout ball and the Cubs won 6-1.
Here are more pictures of the misplaced Cubs logo: