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April 11, 2013

Goat Head Sent to Chicago Cubs Owner: A goat's head was delivered Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts at Wrigley Field on Wednesday and has been handed over to police. The Cubs angered tavern owner Billy Sianis during the 1945 World Series by expelling his goat from a game over complaints about its odor. He allegedly sent the team a telegram that read, "You are never going to win a World Series again because you insulted my goat."

posted by rcade to baseball at 09:43 AM - 8 comments

Looks like someone found a way to get a head of the 'curse' this year.

posted by BornIcon at 10:07 AM on April 11

I wonder if the head was sent to break or extend the curse.

I attended games at Wrigley as a child in the 1950's. Of all the reasons for wanting to expel an animal from that ballpark, I wouldn't think that odor would be at the top of the list. Nor would excretion.

posted by beaverboard at 11:34 AM on April 11

This is ludicrous. Goats don't even like baseball. They prefer parkour.

Though they make great hecklers too.

posted by Joey Michaels at 05:09 PM on April 11

I thought you were supposed to put the head into their bed?

posted by Bonkers at 06:32 PM on April 11

And here I thought goats' heads were for soup.

posted by Hugh Janus at 11:05 PM on April 11

I tried goat in Egypt. Properly prepared it's quite nice, if a bit bony. Goats are quite useful for milk, meat, making yarn (angora goats yield very nice fur), and ultimately their skin makes very good water bags and wine skins. I certainly hope whoever decapitated the goat did not waste the rest of the poor creature.

Perhaps whoever sent the goat was really sending a threat against someone's Nanny.

posted by Howard_T at 04:19 PM on April 12

Considering the relative abundance of good to great birria joints in town, I would hope the rest of the goat was put to good use.

posted by holden at 05:22 PM on April 12

We had goat curry as part of the lunch at work the other day, tasted quite good.

posted by billsaysthis at 08:49 PM on April 13

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