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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 new mascot was created as a response to survey feedback and fan interviews, the team said in a statement.
According to the Cubs, Clark's great-grandbear, Joa, was the team's original live bear mascot back in 1916. When Joa retired to the Lincoln Park Zoo, he delighted the young bears with amazing stories.
The 1989 NLCS is apparently far enough in the recesses of history now. So they could have named him 'Garvey' as well.
The Angels do have the Rally Monkey.
Doesn't come close to this...
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.
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish [...]
Look what we found
in the park
in the dark.
We will take him home,
we will call him Clark.
He will live at our house,
he will grow and grow.
Will our mother like this?
We don't know.
How on earth do you make a Centipede cute and marketable?
This bad boy will always be the best goofy cartoon bear mascot in baseball. He's ridiculous and tacky, which is the whole point of the exercise.
its really peda bear in disguise
I'm tired of this already. I want a live bear damn it. The Cubs should rename one of their minor league ballparks "The Predator Research Facility."
This is totally unrelated other than small bears are featured prominantly but how as a died in the wool scorekeeper have not know about Cubs scorecards through the years? All of them.
So, Joa was one of Clark's forebears?
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