Posted September 30, 2013

The Cubs Mascot from 1908 Will Haunt Your Nightmares

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Chuckman Chicago Nostalgia

The Chicago Cubs famously refuse to employ a mascot, but apparently that wasn’t always the case. This image, making the rounds on Reddit and seemingly originating in this collection of old Chicago pics, depicts a classic Cubs mascot that doesn’t live up to the stereotype of baby bears being cute.

No matter how divisive the Cubs-mascot debate, at least everyone can stand united against this giant rabid squirrel.

[Reddit]

4 comments
BaccarWozat
BaccarWozat

He's got the Fark squirrel... um, danglage.

charlielmo
charlielmo

It looks like one of those blow-up rats the unions use on job sites.

KeysSteven
KeysSteven

I suppose an actual article on tough-as-nails and terribly talented 1908 Cubs (not a panty-waist nor cry-baby, among 'em) would never pass editorial-muster at "Extra Mustard" or SI?  But for the terrific picture, I am grateful.  

InHarisITrust
InHarisITrust

Ironically, that was the last year the Cubs won the World Series.