Chicago Cubs unveil new mascot, draw immediate ire

Fans just aren’t pleased with Clark the Cub, the team’s first official mascot in its modern history.

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• “Dumb. Just dumb.” • “My son is 8 and he thinks it’s stupid.” • “He reminds me of Poochie from ‘The Simpsons.'” • “I have endured a lot being a Cubs fan for 48 seasons and have never been embarrassed for them until I saw this mascot. The Cubs don’t care about the product on the field, only the money that they make. This proves it. They used a focus group to select this dreck.”

Meanwhile, on Twitter:

It’s been 10 minutes and I already hate Clark the Cub more than any cartoon mascot ever created. #backwardscap @Cubs

— Billy Krumb (@ClubhouseCancer) January 13, 2014

My Cubs Fandom has never wavered until today Meet Clark the Cub the new Cubs Mascot

— Ted Flint (@TedFlintKansas) January 13, 2014

Is Clark the Cub really from 2014? He looks like a sticker they’d pack in with VHS copies of FernGully.

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