PHOTOS: first ever Chicago Cubs mascot unveiled

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The first official Chicago Cubs mascot in modern history will be unveiled this evening.

Clark, named after one of the Wrigley Field cross-streets, will make his first public appearance at a visit with children at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center’s Pediatric Developmental Center. Clark will make his debut in the community alongside more than a dozen Cubs prospects enrolled in the Cubs Rookie Development Program.

Cubs Senior Director of Marketing Alison Miller:

“Clark is a young, friendly Cub who can’t wait to interact with our other young Cubs fans. He’ll be a welcoming presence for families at Wrigley Field and an excellent ambassador for the team in the community.”

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The team surveyed fans and held focus groups with fans of different ages to determine the interest and benefits of introducing an official mascot. With the backwards hat, he does have a bit of a “Poochy” from “The Simpsons” vibe to him.

The first ever appearance of Clark will not be open to the media, but the team will publish pictures of the new Chicago Cubs mascot later tonight. I’ll update the post with those pictures.

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Before and during games, Clark will greet fans as they enter Wrigley Field and stop by the Wrigley Field First Timers Booth to welcome new guests. On Family Sundays, he will help kids run the bases following the game. Most of the time, Clark will welcome fans to Clark’s Clubhouse at Wrigley Field, where families can make a special visit as they please. With the initiation of the new Chicago Cubs mascot, only three MLB teams do not have mascots now: the Dodgers and Angels and Yankees

Paul M. Banks is the owner of The Sports Bank.net, an affiliate of Fox Sports. He’s also an analyst for multiple news talk radio stations across the country; with regular weekly segments discussing:  Illinois, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Bears and Bulls on NBC and Fox Sports Radio. President Barack Obama follows him on Twitter (@paulmbanks)

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