One does not simply win the World Series to undo a curse that lasted for more than a century.
Despite supposedly not believing in the “Curse of the Billy Goat,” the Chicago Cubs front office decided they would take no chances, and literally ate a goat. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the front office wanted the goat prepared and delivered to the stadium so that they could devour it and all of its mystical powers in the bleachers at Wrigley.
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Kevin Boehm, owner of the restaurant group which delivered the sacrificial animal, told the Sun-Times exactly how this went down: “We were on the phone with Jed [Hoyer, Cubs executive VP and general manager]. He was recapping the game, and in the background, Theo says he wanted roasted goat for lunch. I said we’d make it happen.”
Eating a goat to put the finishing touches on a curse may seem an unusual but possible endeavor. Using that remedy to eliminate the “Madden Curse” might prove more intestinally challenging.
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