Sep 25, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs center fielder Junior Lake (left) and left fielder Darnell McDonald (center) and center fielder Ryan Sweeney (6) celebrate a victory against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field. The Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports
The Chicago Cubs took a play out of the Chicago Bears/Bulls (Staley and Benny) playbook and introduced a brand new mascot to the family. Almost every professional team has either cheerleaders or mascots. It’s something that keeps kids interested in the game and allows them to interact with the crowd.
When I was a kid, meeting Louie The LumberKing during minor league baseball games was pretty awesome. And of course you have famous mascots across the league like Phillies Phanatic over in Philadelphia.
I never put any thought into the team coming up with one, but I think it’s a great idea. This means ‘Clark the Cub’ will be able to attend charity events, trips to hospitals, Spring Training and even the convention.
Clark the Cub even has his own Twitter page. You can follow him at @ClarktheCub or visit his website at www.cubs.com/clark, which allows kids to join a fan club, shop, join a book club and play some games. Somewhat similar to like Staley’s section of the website for the Chicago Bears.
Now here’s a look at the new Chicago Cubs mascot, ‘Clark the Cub’. I’ll be honest, he’s pretty adorable and non-threatening. He looks a little bit like Kit Cloudkicker from that 90’s cartoon TaleSpin.
I’m sure Clark won’t have any trouble keeping young Cubs fans and visiting fans interested in the game. Awesome addition to the Chicago Cubs and Wrigleyville family.