Have you heard about the Billy Goat Curse on the Chicago Cubs?
The legend goes that in 1945, Billy Sianis, owner of the Billy Goat Tavern, was booted from Wrigley Field during the World Series against the Detroit Tigers. Fellow fans apparently did not appreciate the smell of the pet goat Billy had brought with him to enjoy the game.
Sianis allegedly then put a curse on the Cubbies, possibly saying something like, “Them Cubs, they aren’t gonna win no more!” This has come to be known as “The Curse of the Billy Goat,” and since then, the Cubs haven’t so much as sniffed the World Series.
Fans and the organization have attempted various curse-breaking methods over the years — some more humane than others — but this season, after much rumination, the Cubs have decided to go with a powerful message on a t-shirt.
Whether The Curse of the Billy Goat will be tamed by sarcasm and ridicule remains to be seen, but my money’s always on Goat. And I wouldn’t leave any of those t-shirts near curious goat teeth either….
How many times do I have to tell people not to mess with goats? You’ll get the horns every time.
Besides, GO FIGHTIN’ PHILS!!!!!
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