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Cub or flub? Meet team’s first mascot, Clark

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Updated: February 15, 2014 6:27AM

In an effort to be more family-friendly, the Cubs introduced Clark , “a young, friendly cub,” as the team’s first official mascot Monday.

“Clark is a young, friendly Cub who can’t wait to interact with our other young Cubs fans,’’ Cubs senior director of marketing Alison Miller said. ‘‘He’ll be a welcoming presence for families at Wrigley Field and an excellent ambassador for the team in the community.”

But many fans already are making him out to be the goat.

Here are some of the responses on Twitter:

@TyHoad: ‘‘Just when I was convinced BEING A CUB fan was the most humiliating thing you could do to me.”

@TheEdingers: “Is @clarkthecub” sufficient grounds to renounce my Cub fandom?”

Despite the negative reviews, Clark made his public debut Monday night when he visited children with autism and other developmental challenges at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center’s Pediatric Developmental Center.

Clark was joined by top Cubs prospects, including Albert Almora, Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, C.J. Edwards, Jorge Solder and Arodys Vizcaino.

Clark still was trying to figure out how to respond to his ‘‘fans’’ via social media.

“Still figryuing out how 2 tyype with these big pawz. Will gett lessons for @Cubs. Come back soon!!” Clark tweeted.

‘‘Just find the L key,” tweeted @LarryVonKurtze.

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