After World Series Win, Cubs Front Office Ate a Goat


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.

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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