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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Goat’s head delivered to Wrigley Field for Chicago Cubs owner

Billy Goat TavernIf the Chicago Cubs didn’t believe in the curse of the Billy Goat before, they probably do now.

According to the Chicago Tribune, a man drove up to Wrigley Field on Wednesday afternoon, dropped off a package that contained a goat’s head, and told the security guard to give it to Cubs owner Tom Ricketts. The Tribune says the head was all black and had a U.S. Department of Agriculture tag on its ear.

The Cubs reportedly called police and gave them the package. Police are investigating the situation.

If you’re kind of lost at this point and wondering if this is some sort of reference to “The Godfather” and the horse’s head, allow us to shed some light.

As the story goes, in 1945, Billy Goat Tavern owner Billy Sianis wanted to bring his goat into a World Series game between the Cubs and Detroit Tigers but was denied admission. There supposedly has been a curse placed upon the team since then. The Cubs have not reached the World Series since ’45, and they have not won it since 1908.

Think about this for a second: How jacked up is the dude who delivered an actual goat’s head in a package to Wrigley Field? What kind of Travis Bickle schemes do you think this guy is plotting in his apartment? And how about the poor schmoes who had to open the package? You think those folks were able to sleep tonight? Heck no. That’s taking creepiness to levels it should never go.

Photo: © 2006, Jeremy Atherton

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