New Mascot Is Bad News Bears For Frustrated Cubs Fans

clarkMy Jan. 14 column from CBS Chicago

(CBS) For fans of the Chicago Cubs, the hits just keep on coming.

Problem is, yet again, not a one of them is happening on the field.

On Monday afternoon, the Less-and-Less Lovable Losers dealt their latest sucker punch to the belly of their less-and-less loving fan base when the team unveiled its first official mascot in modern franchise history.

Clark the Cub.

Within an hour, the sad-eyed, pants-less, backwards-hat clad cartoon bear had become such a target of derision via social media that I half expected to hear word that Elliot Ness’ grandson was out tacking up “Public Enemy No. 1” posters on the walls of North Side post offices.

And all of that was before we had even seen the live, oversized version of Clark, which was revealed Monday night during a visit to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

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