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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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

— Billy Krumb (@ClubhouseCancer) January 13, 2014

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