All press is good press, right? Even if the internet is taking your adorable, kid-friendly new mascot and doing terrible, horrible, hilarious NSFW things to it hours after release?
Such is the fate of Clark the Cub, the official new and unferocious mascot of the most pitiful franchise in baseball history. Our immediate thought: The thing, er, bears an uncanny resemblance to Kit Cloudkicker from the cartoon TaleSpin and Broxi the Bear, mascot of the Rangers Football Club in Scotland. Beyond that, where do we even begin? A "Nuts on Clark" joke? The deep anxiety lurking in his eyes? His dopey Twitter account? The fact that he's not wearing pants and his rubbery bat looks like a giant dildo?
Instead we welcome Clark to the pantheon of creepy ursine mascots. Bears are ferocious animals. They will hunt down a bicycle-riding monkey, on a bicycle, and devour it. And, seemingly, they will be arrested for indecent exposure in Maine. Check out the slide show above.