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Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Blaze: Chicago Cubs File Suit Over Fake Mascot — You’ll Understand Why After Watching Punch He Allegedly Throws in Windy City Bar Brawl

I wonder if this guy also pulls these stunts at the zoo.

CHICAGO (TheBlaze/AP) — The Chicago Cubs have filed a lawsuit against several people whom the team accuses of being behind a fake mascot that has been engaging in bad behavior near Wrigley Field — including getting into a bar fight that was captured on video and posted online.

According to the suit, the fake mascot — “Billy Cub” — was at Windy City bar John Barleycorn in April, the Chicago Sun-Times reported, when another man took off his bear head:

This apparently angered the man dressed as “Billy Cub,” because the clip shows him punching the joker in the face:

According to the individual who posted the video to YouTube, the recipient of the roundhouse right “tried to trip the mascot three times and then threw himself into the mascot in an attempt to start a fight. The mascot ignored all of this until he got his head pulled off. After the guy was punched in the face and his friend was thrown to the ground, the guy knocked the mascots tip jar out of his hands.”

JE (Jason) Posted: July 20, 2014 at 05:17 PM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: alcohol, brawl, cubs, mascots

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   1. The Yankee Clapper Posted: July 20, 2014 at 06:13 PM (#4754803)
The Chicago Cubs have filed a lawsuit against several people whom the team accuses of being behind a fake mascot that has been engaging in bad behavior near Wrigley Field — including getting into a bar fight that was captured on video and posted online.


Do the Cubs sue every fan wearing a Cubs jersey who gets into a bar fight? If so, they must have a lot of lawyers.
   2. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: July 20, 2014 at 07:45 PM (#4754843)
The Chicago Cubs have filed a lawsuit against several people whom the team accuses of being behind a fake mascot that has been engaging in bad behavior near Wrigley Field — including getting into a bar fight that was captured on video and posted online.


I'm not a lawyer, but given that the guys being sued have been acting as "Billy Cub" for a lot longer than the Cubs have had an actual mascot, it seems like it'd be hard to win that particular suit on the merits. Even if they are kind of jerks.
   3. cardsfanboy Posted: July 20, 2014 at 09:27 PM (#4754891)
I'm not a lawyer, but given that the guys being sued have been acting as "Billy Cub" for a lot longer than the Cubs have had an actual mascot, it seems like it'd be hard to win that particular suit on the merits. Even if they are kind of jerks.


Would it matter if they had their own mascot? Isn't their argument that the behavior of Billy Cub reflects badly on the Chicago Cubs brand and that people might think he's official(considering the location) (I haven't seen any pics of the guy, but I'm assuming that he is wearing an actual Cub replica uniform)
   4. JE (Jason) Posted: July 21, 2014 at 09:21 AM (#4755017)
OK, a bear walks into a bar. He says, "Barkeep, I'll have a pint of beer and a ... packet of peanuts."

Looking up, the bartender asks, "________________?"
   5. Anonymous Observer Posted: July 21, 2014 at 09:55 AM (#4755028)
OK, a bear walks into a bar. He says, "Barkeep, I'll have a pint of beer and a ... packet of peanuts."

Looking up, the bartender asks, "________________?"


Why the large pause?
   6. A triple short of the cycle Posted: July 21, 2014 at 05:52 PM (#4755383)
A dog walks into the saloon, hops up on the stool, and tells the bartender: "I'm lookin' for tha man who shot my paw"
   7. JE (Jason) Posted: July 21, 2014 at 06:29 PM (#4755398)
Well, a termite walks into the same saloon, hops up on the stool, and asks, "Is the bar tender here?"

Meanwhile, a guy wanders in and sees a Doberman lying in the corner licking his balls. He turns to the bartender and says, “Hmmm, I wish I could do that.” The bartender replies, “I think you’d better try petting him first."
   8. Joe Bivens, Minor Genius Posted: July 21, 2014 at 06:43 PM (#4755405)
Close this thread immediately, before more people get hurt.
   9. Joe Bivens, Minor Genius Posted: July 21, 2014 at 06:53 PM (#4755410)
The Cubs should sue this thread...for punitive damages...that's it's giving them.
   10. JE (Jason) Posted: July 21, 2014 at 09:04 PM (#4755464)
What did the animals walking into the bar ever do to you, Bivens?

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