An embarrassed Theo Epstein today called a press conference to apologize on behalf of the Chicago Cubs organization. Clark the Cub, the team’s new mascot, has drawn the ire of Cubs brass over certain tweets he posted.
Clark recently posted on his twitter handle @ClarktheCub how he and his boy Rizzo were going out after last Saturday’s game with the Cardinals. Clark tweeted at 1:24 a.m. Sunday morning, “MAKIN’ IT RAIN!”
At 1:36 a.m. he tweeted, @ARizzo44 “Riz, no hands. LOL!!!”
“On behalf of the Ricketts family and the entire Chicago Cubs franchise, we are embarrassed by this type of behavior,” said Epstein. “Mr. Clark will no longer have access to Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr, you guys get the idea. Additionally, we do not condone the phrase, ‘makin’ it rain.'”
After the press conference, Chicago Tribune sportswriter Paul Sullivan asked his fellow scribes, “What does makin’ it rain mean?”