On Monday, the Chicago Cubs unveiled the team's first official mascot in modern times: Clark, a friendly bear cub decked out in blue and white.
The new mascot does hearken back to the team's long history: According to the Cubs, Clark's "great-grandbear" is Joa, a live bear who served as the team's mascot back in 1916.
Clark was set to make his debut Monday night during a visit with kids at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center's pediatric developmental center, according to a press release from the team.
The mascot was created as a response to surveys and interviews with fans, the team said.
"People wanted more Cubs-related family-friendly entertainment at Wrigley Field, and Clark will interact in the community, engage with young fans, and be respectful of the game," the team said in a release. "Clark is named after Clark and Addison, the intersection where Wrigley Field is located."
Instead of tossing T-shirts and other swag into the crowd, Clark will greet fans as they enter Wrigley Field, and will welcome new guests at the Cubs' "First Timers Booth," the team said, adding the bear won't do anything to distract from the game.
Read what the team has to say about Clark.