And to think, people once thought the Cubs were cursed because of a goat.
The story went that the man who owned the Billy Goat Tavern brought his pet goat to Game 4 of the 1945 World Series and he put a curse on the Cubs when he and the goat were asked to leave.
No one is talking about curses these days after the Cubs won the World Series against the Cleveland Indians.
Theo Epstein, the Cubs president of baseball operations, took it one step further: he got a little payback. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Epstein asked a Chicago restaurant for roasted goat for lunch ... at Wrigley Field. Cubs’ executives, including Jed Hoyer, feasted on an oven-roasted a 9 1/2 pound goat.
“We were on the phone with Jed,” restaurateur Kevin Boehm told The Sun-Times. “He was recapping the game, and in the background, Theo says he wanted roasted goat for lunch. I said we’d make it happen.”