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.

Almost instantaneously after the Chicago Cubs unveiled a cartoon rendering of the team’s new mascot, Clark the Cub, Facebook and Twitter got mean. Here are a few of Monday’s Facebook reactions:

• “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 pic.twitter.com/1005WxiTE8

— Billy Krumb (@ClubhouseCancer) January 13, 2014

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