Today, Cubs fans got an exciting surprise for the game’s first pitch! The iconic character, Paddington Bear, tossed out the game’s ceremonial first pitch. Fans helped celebrate Paddington’s birthday as the Chicago Cub’s Mascot, Clark, escorted him to the pitcher’s mound and coached Britain’s Marmalade-loving bear on how to throw an American baseball. Paddington also took pictures with Clark and kids at Wrigley Field after the pitch.
Paddington Bear was recently reimagined in a feature film from writer-director Paul King and producer David Heyman. The film features a stellar cast with Emmy® nominee Hugh Bonneville, Oscar® nominee Sally Hawkins, Oscar nominee Julie Walters, Oscar winner Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, with Oscar winner Nicole Kidman, and Ben Whishaw as the voice of Paddington.
Paddington tells the story of the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear who travels to London in search of a home. First introduced to children in Michael Bond’s 1958 book, A Bear Called Paddington, and the subsequent Paddington Bear series – which has sold over 35 million copies and been translated into 40 languages. The newest film is now an utterly charming and fun hit film, available on Blu-ray™, DVD and in Digital HD for all to enjoy at home.
You can watch the video of Paddington Bear tossing the ceremonial first pitch at the Cubs game below!