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Cubs study bringing mascot to Wrigley Field

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09:57 AM ET 03.10 | The Cubs are teaming up with Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management to conduct a survey involving kids' experiences at Wrigley Field, asking selected fans to help provide the "right opportunities for your kids to connect with the team and grow as the next generation" of fans. The business operations department has sought input from fans about their 99-year-old ballpark. Despite continued political squabbling, it's expected to go through a major nip 'n' tuck operation when the $300 million renovation plan gets underway. Among the kid-friendly topics fans were asked about were batting cages and radar gun zones, kids apps for smartphones and tablets, a kids section, a new Cubs song and "interaction with a mascot." A mascot at Wrigley Field? In the ballpark that still boos the Wave? The Cubs are one of only a few teams that eschew the marketing ploy, joining traditionalists such as the Yankees, Dodgers and Angels.

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March 10, 2013  10:00 AM ET

Winning Solves Many Things, Bros.

March 10, 2013  10:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Winning Solves Many Things, Bros.

Exactly. They wouldn't have to research any of this hooey if they put a good team on the field year in and year out.

March 10, 2013  10:13 AM ET

So what's the Mascot gonna be?

If they put some dude in a Bear Costume, he's gonna get beat up every game :-)

March 10, 2013  10:25 AM ET

"The Cubs are only one of a few traditionalist teams that eschew(reject) the marketing ploy of using mascots"

So naturally there would be a thread here about mascots. PHFFT!!

March 10, 2013  10:46 AM ET

I think not winning games is what the Cubs are all about, they are The world Champion of Losers and they love it!!!

March 10, 2013  10:53 AM ET
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I think not winning games is what the Cubs are all about, they are The world Champion of Losers and they love it!!!

What a stupid comment

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March 10, 2013  12:58 PM ET
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So what's the Mascot gonna be?If they put some dude in a Bear Costume, he's gonna get beat up every game :-)

Should be a goat named Bartman.

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March 10, 2013  01:28 PM ET
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What a stupid comment

It made me laugh. You know you laughed.

March 10, 2013  01:30 PM ET
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Uh...perhaps a Cub?

Animal Rights folks would be all over that...

You can't make a cute little Bear watch 81 Cubs games - it's animal cruelty

March 10, 2013  02:01 PM ET
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It made me laugh. You know you laughed.

I think a bleached Sammy Sosa would make a killer Mascot

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March 10, 2013  02:33 PM ET
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I think a bleached Sammy Sosa would make a killer Mascot

Bleached Sosa should manage the Cubs.

March 10, 2013  02:45 PM ET

The new Cubs mascot could be the key to their bullpen as well.

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March 11, 2013  07:39 PM ET

How about Wile E Coyote? They have very similar records of success lately. An actual goat would also work.

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