The Cubs have never had a mascot, but now they do! The Cubs and owner Tom Ricketts showed off ‘Clark’ the Cubs official mascot as of Jan. 13th 2014 and it may just be us but the bear looks pretty frightened and a bit sad. Kind of fitting, right?
And here is a less scared version of the new mascot from the Cubs website which also has some more info on the loveable losers new mascot.
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.
The Cubs say the mascot will not be on top of the dugout between innings, tossing T-shirts or hot dogs into the stands, and it won’t disrupt the game. Instead, Clark will greet fans as they enter Wrigley Field, and also stop by the ballpark’s “First Timers Booth” to welcome new guests. On family Sundays, the mascot will help kids run the bases after the game.