After shutting down the Mets and finally starting to look like the big league pitcher the Cubs thought they acquired this off-season, the team announced it will reward Travis Wood with a helmet that doesn’t appear as if it was plagued by a factory defect.

“Oh wow! You mean I’m getting a helmet with the team logo right where it’s supposed to be just like all the other players?” asked an ecstatic Wood. “Does this mean I won’t have to ride with the luggage on team flights now?”

Manager Dale Sveum wasn’t quite sold on the transportation issue.

“Travis shouldn’t get too far ahead of himself,” said Sveum. “Maybe once he gets that ERA under three we can have him ride in the main cabin like everyone else. Until then, it’s baggage class for that guy.”