A severed goat’s head was delivered to Wrigley Field on Wednesday and was addressed to Cubs owner Tom Ricketts, as confirmed by a team spokesman.
According to ESPN there was no note left in the package and it was soon turned over to Chicago police.
“We got a call at 2:30 p.m., responding to 1060 West Addison, Wrigley Field,…We’re investigating it as an intimidating package.”
The package was discovered by Gate K, and it’s likely that it was sent in reference to the infamous Cubs ‘goat curse’. As legend has it restaurant owner Billy Sianis brought his goat to the 1945 World Series and was asked to leave, he then vowed that the team would never win again. The Cubs lost the series and have never returned, and haven’t won a fall classic since 1908.
The Cubs have the longest winning drought in professional sports, so it’s easy for one to assume the franchise is somehow cursed. Hilarious story nonetheless, but also quite disturbing. Let’s hope they find the fanatic that did this.