Say Hello to Clark the Cub

clarkthecubBlackhawks and Bears and…Clark? Oh my…

Last night, the Cubs introduced Clark the Cub to the world – their new official team mascot and the first in modern history.

Aptly named after the street that runs by the third base side of Wrigley Field, Clark was brought on in response to fans who, through interviews and surveys, requested more family-friendly entertainment at the ballpark.

Ask and you shall receive.

While you won’t see him around the field during the game, Clark has volunteered to welcome patrons into Wrigley, run the bases postgame and act as ambassador for the Cubs in the community.

He’s the first team mascot since 1916, when the Cubs were represented by an actual, live bear prowling the ballpark.

Imagine trying to chase down a fly ball with that beast pacing just beyond the outfield fence.

scary-bearIt would give new meaning to the phrase “warning track”, eh?

About Matthew George

Matthew George graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2008 with a bachelor of science in journalism. He spent three years writing sports for the Kentucky Kernel, the university's daily paper, and served as assistant sports editor. After undergrad, Matthew attended Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University where he earned his juris doctorate. He is now admitted to practice law in Kentucky and Indiana.

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