The Weier family's hopes of being hired by the Cubs are quickly going up in smoke
Their hope is that someday the Cubs would hire them as the team's official mascot.
Unfortunately for them, that's extremely unlikely. Particularly after the recent video showing Weier punching a patron in a bar, after being allegedly harassed by him. Also, the team recently unveiled an official mascot, which is already the subject of ridicule.
There's a video floating around the internet showing the incident, and it's pretty unfortunate. Perhaps if the costume was sanctioned by the Cubs, they could send some sort of bodyguard around with the person in the costume. But as it stands, too many people just love to mess with guys in bear costumes.