(Source) CHICAGO — The Cubs will introduce the team’s first official mascot in modern history as young “Clark” makes his debut Monday night during a visit with children at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center’s pediatric developmental center. The bear-cub mascot will appear with more than a dozen Cubs prospects enrolled in the team’s rookie development program, underway this week in Chicago. The goal of Monday’s appearance is for the players and Clark to help reinforce positive activities being taught to children with autism and other developmental challenges.
The new mascot was created as a response to survey feedback and fan interviews, the team said in a statement. People wanted more Cubs-related family-friendly entertainment at Wrigley Field, and Clark will interact in the community, engage with young fans, and be respectful of the game. Clark is named after Clark and Addison, the intersection where Wrigley Field is located.
There are two ways you can win a championship in Major League Baseball. 1) You can build your farm system, draft smartly, use the free agent market to your advantage and build quality talent on all levels of your organization. Or 2) You can unveil an adorable new mascot and let his positive vibes do the winning for you. Boom!
Clark, so savvy. Way to go Ricketts, you killed this one. That’s exactly what we’ve all been asking for, a new mascot that looks like he is straight out of Tale Spin.
Did my season tickets just go up in value? I think they did.
Love this line
The new mascot was created as a response to survey feedback and fan interviews, the team said in a statement.
I guess “survey feedback” is now code for “we were sick of the fake mascot making money off of our brand outside of the park”. Hey Ricketts, as Cubs fans we may be dumb, but we’re not stupid.