Forget about going out and signing a marquee free agent. Forget about competing with the St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds in the uber-competitive National League Central. Forget about the $300 million in prepared renovations that are on the horizon to Wrigley Field. The Chicago Cubs say that they have listened to the fans and are giving them what they want in 2014.
Nope, not a legitimate chance at a World Series championship, which has not happened since 1908. The Cubs are going to introduce the first official mascot in the team’s long – and often disheartening – history.
Welcome to Chicago, Clark.