The Cubs logo is just a giant C followed by the letters “u-b-s.” Unlike other logos that are also just a C, this is a perfect looking C. Just typing the letter means typing the Cubs logo.
But how cute is the bear that is sometimes involved? The bear’s name is Cubby and he has watched over your shoes and pre-school gatherings all your life.
The Cubs logo has become iconic thanks in part to Bill Murray. There’s a rumor that Murray has never left the house without the Cubs logo on. I fully believe it. He’s either wearing a hat, a shirt, or underwear with the logo on. He went to the White House, interrupted whatever they do in the White House, and gave a speech decked out in Cubs gear. He’s a walking Cubs billboard.
Now, think about the most famous non-celebrity fans in sports. It’s a pretty short list, right? There’s the guy who got rejected proposing on the big screen. There’s the crazy dancing kid. There’s everyone who tried interacting with Russell Westbrook and nearly got killed. And then, there’s Bartman.
Bartman once rapped, “I made the Cubs logo (and headphones) more famous than a Cubs can.”
Unlike Jay-Z, he was telling the truth. Bartman made the Cubs logo iconic for all the wrong reasons. Until Theo Epstein arrived and saved the day.
The other person we must credit for the Cubs logo becoming so iconic is a kid by the name of Henry Rowengartner. If you don’t know that name, please go watch the movie Rookie of the Year. It’s the second best baseball movie ever.