You know, I almost feel sorry for the sad sack Cubs and their fans. Notice I said almost.
The Chicago Cubs are laboring through another dismal season, sitting in the basement of the NL’s Central division with the worst record in all of baseball. It’s gotten so bad that even the famed “C” on the Cubs helmets are trying to escape, as witnessed by pitcher Travis Wood’s helmet during Monday night’s game against the Mets. Seriously, it’s like the logo has come to life, and in a moment of shame and embarrassment, slowly started making it’s way over top the helmet to hide out in Wood’s luscious head of hair.
If the Cubs keep up their losing ways, and all signs point to that being an eventuality, expect all the Cubs logos, from their helmets and caps to jerseys and bullpen jackets, to seek refuge in the Witness Protection Program. And if the players followed suit, no one would blame them.
UPDATE: Paul Lukas from Uni Watch has the info as to why Wood’s batting helmet was so hilariously screwed up…
As most of you probably know, the Cubs don’t use a conventional helmet logo decal — they used an embroidered adhesive patch. The good part is that the patch has more depth and texture than a decal, so the logo really pops; the bad part is that the patch doesn’t conform to the contours of the helmet as well as a decal and tends to come loose more often.
And there you have it.