Severed goat head hung from Harry Caray statue at Wrigley Field
Photo shows William Sianis and his goat. The goat was ejected from Wrigley Field on October12, during the 1945 World Series, despite having his own paid seat. An angry Sianis cursed the Cubs, saying they would never again win a World Series. The Cubs went on to lose the 1945 Series, and have since never appeared in a World Series game.
Steve Bartman, he of the infamous Bartman ball, better be careful –he could be next.
At 3 a.m. before the Chicago Cubs’ home opener Monday, police around Wrigley Field made a grizzly discovery. Draped around the statue of Harry Carry was the head of a dead goat.
Police determined this to be nothing more than a prank. Ah, but it could have been a desperate act by a delusional Cubs fans attempting to break the curse of the billy goat.
With the Cubs beginning their second century since their last World Series title in 1908, the supposed goat curse is fun to talk about - and plenty of people do.
According to the legend, the Cubs have been cursed since 1945, when a bar owner’s pet goat was ejected during a World Series game at the “Friendly Confines” because fans complained about the animal’s odor.
What’s amazing is that fans actually believe the curse and have
performed all kinds of rituals in an attempt to break it. Obviously, none have worked. Maybe the Cubs are just plain old choke artists, as they’ve now lost eight straight playoff games since the infamous Bartman incident in Game Six of the 2003 NLCS.
However, two years ago, another goat’s head was found on Caray’s statue.
Seriously, Caray would not have approved of such actions and Cubs manager Lou Piniella didn’t find it funny either.
We’re not one of those fanatical members of PETA, but there is nothing amusing about killing an animal, whatever the reason.