Both Sianis and the Goat-who had his own ticket-were denied admission to the game and as the legend goes, Sianis spat upon the field while leaving and cursing Wrigley and the Cubs forever.
Sure enough, the Cubs haven’t so much as been to the World Series since then, and they haven’t won a championship since 1908.
Yes, really. They tried to eat away the Curse of the Billy Goat.
The event took place at a Chicago restaurant owned by competitive eaters Pat “Deep Dish” Bertoletti and Tim Brown. However, with this year’s team poised to make a postseason run, some Cubs fans did what they could Tuesday to lift the curse.
Lest you think this stunt was some amateurish attempt at curse-removal-via-competitive-eating-contest, the team brought in a few ringers to add some gravitas to the affair: Kevin Strahle, Bob Shoudt and former Coney Island hot dog champion Takeru Kobayashi.
Kobayashi teamed up with Taco In A Bag in Lincoln Square to eat a 40-pound cooked goat in one sitting. Clearly the best way to reverse a century-long curse is to just eat a damn goat.
The Cubs beat the Brewers 4-0 last night, gaining ground toward a wild-card spot in the National League playoffs, and if Chicago wins tonight, they may have a goat to thank.