Mascot Police: Cubs Cracking Down on Fake Mascot

For several years now the Chicago Cubs have been asking the people behind “Billy Cub” to stop wearing the fake mascot suit and parading around Wrigley Field during Cubs games. But after refusing to do so, the Cubs are now suing the people behind “Billy Cub.”

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The problem is that all too often, people are confusing the fake mascot with the new official mascot, “Clark the Cub.” On top of looking very similar to “Clark,” “Billy” has been accused of demanding tips for pictures, as well as using profanity, and punching a man in a Wrigleyville bar. Once the video was posted on social media, many fans were under the impression that the official mascot was mixing it up with bar patrons.

The lawsuit not only asks for the people behind “Billy Cub” to stop using the mascot, but to “deliver for destruction” the costume’s components. It also is seeking payment for damages and legal fees.

So what do you think about this lawsuit? Are the Cubs justified in their request to put a halt to “Billy Cub” or are they just flexing their Major League muscles?

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Kip Michalak is a former 3-sport collegiate athlete who has been covering the NBA as an Orlando Magic Insider for the past 3 seasons. Kip has also covered high school sports in Tampa Bay for 5 years. In addition to his basketball reporting Kip has covered a handful of major sporting events, which include: 2015 NCAA Women’s Final Four 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Final 2016 NCAA Frozen Four 2016 Outback Bowl