Keep Mascots Out Of Wrigley Field

WrigleyToday’s column from CBS Chicago

(CBS) When it comes to championships, the New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs don’t have a whole lot in common.

But when it comes to mascots? Well, they do. That’s because neither franchise has one. The Dodgers and Angels don’t either, making the Cubs among only four Major League Baseball teams to not have a costumed character patrolling the interior of their ballpark.

You know, besides Ronnie “Woo Woo.”

I’m wondering, however, how long the Cubs will keep that common thread with the Yankees. Because, the recent news that the Cubs are trying to kill off an unofficial mascot outside their ballpark has me suspicious that they’re only doing it because they want to put their own official one inside Wrigley.

And I’d really rather they didn’t do that.

Last week, NBC Chicago reported that Major League Baseball recently sent a 100-plus-page letter to Chicagoan Jon Paul Weier, demanding that he cease and desist his activities as “Billy Cub,” the unauthorized bear mascot who wanders Wrigleyville before Cubs games wearing a pinstriped jersey and carrying a “tip money” cooler.

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