Cubs pitcher suffers “helmet logo malfunction”

Written By:  •  Monday, June 25, 2012

Travis Wood Cubs batting helmet sticker up-side-down

Chicago Cubs pitcher Travis Wood had a bit of a “logo malfunction” with his helmet during tonight’s game against the New York Mets at Wrigley Field.

Wood came to the plate in the bottom of the second inning with the Cubs logo on his helmet up-side-down and way off to the left hand side creating what looked like a “U” logo instead of a “C”.

The Chicago Cubs are the only Major League team to have a “raised” helmet sticker, meaning instead of being a flat decal, it’s actually three-dimensional much like the embroidered techniques used on MLB ballcaps.  It is likely that this played a role in the mishap.

Whatever the reason it made for a whole bunch of fun screencaps, enjoy!

Travis Wood Cubs batting helmet sticker up-side-down

Travis Wood Cubs batting helmet sticker up-side-down

Travis Wood Cubs batting helmet sticker up-side-down

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  • Puckguy14

    If he has a great game, it’s staying like that for awhile. Haha

  • Kevin

    How can that malfunction go so long without anyone seeing?!?!?!

  • Nathan

    If he was in the American League nobody would have ever none….

  • JR Francis

    I long for the day that off-centered is an intentional part of design in the MLB.

  • thomas

    his face and hair is a bigger malfunction

  • ingmar66

    Makes it easier to aim if a pitcher wants to plonk him on the head. But props to the Cubs for having a nice raised decal on their helmets, other teams should follow their example.

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  • Jim Jones

    I saw that when it happened. I wondered what was going on, I thought I was seeing things. Maybe the helmets were wet when they put the helmet decals that day?