The only thing Clark, the Chicago Cubs new mascot, has done is exist and go to visit sick children.
Still, the internet at large and people in Chicago have verbally assaulted him anyway. Yes, Clark was just introduced as the first ever Chicago Cubs mascot this afternoon, and for his first public appearance he joined more than a dozen prospects in the Cubs Rookie Development Program to visit children at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. This event was closed to both the public and the media.
Clark was joined at Advocate Illinois Masonic by Cubs prospects Albert Almora, Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, C.J. Edwards, Kyle Hendricks, Pierce Johnson, Eric Jokisch, Mike Olt, Neil Ramirez, Armando Rivero, Rubi Silva, Jorge Soler, Christian Villanueva and Arodys Vizcaino.
This Thursday, the Cubs mascot will join the Cubs 100 Gifts of Service 2014 Caravan Tour of players, coaches and front office personnel. He will visit the Casals School of Excellence in Humboldt Park to interact with kids and help Cubs associates paint murals, build benches and cabinets for reading spaces, and redesign a room for academic tutoring.
Players in the Cubs Rookie Development Program will conclude their weeklong program in Chicago, then meet and greet with fans, sign autographs and take photos at this weekend’s Cubs Convention. Clark, the Cubs mascot, will be there too.
So here are some in action photos of the Cubs mascot from tonight sent out by the team’s Media Relations Department just minutes ago:
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