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Billy Goat curse lifted from Cubs, placed on Astros

Postby willieroe » Tue Sep 23, 2003 10:21 pm

If you've been a Cubs fan for any length of time, you've probably heard about "The Curse of the Billy Goat" placed on the Cubs by William Sianis, original owner of the famed Billy Goat Tavern in Wrigleyville, which has "prevented" the Cubs from returning to the World Series.

As the story goes, Sianis attempted to bring his goat, "Murphy," into game four of the 1945 World Series (with a paid ticket for the goat, of course.) He and the goat was denied entry into Wrigley Field, and upon appealing to club president P. K. Wrigley, P.K. said that Sianis could come in but not the goat, because the goat smelled. Sianis then "cursed" the Cubs, saying never again would the Cubs return to the World Series.

Three Cubs fans decided to drive down to Houston, and, before Monday night's game, presented themselves and a goat, with 4 tickets, for entry into Minute Maid Park, while speaking live via phone to WGN Radio's John Williams. They were denied entry, predictably, and one then went into a short speech outside the stadium, proclaiming the "curse" transferred from the Cubs to the Astros.

Well, you know what's happened last night and tonight. :-D You can hear the audio of the hilarious phone call at:

http://www.wgnradio.com/shows/williams_john/audio/index.html
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Postby Madison » Tue Sep 23, 2003 10:27 pm

Lmao! :*) That is very funny. :-b ;-D
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Postby Swinger » Tue Sep 23, 2003 10:39 pm

Lol, amazing. their verse was funny- and a rainbow!
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Postby willieroe » Tue Sep 23, 2003 11:32 pm

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Postby Madison » Tue Sep 23, 2003 11:49 pm

"Bring him in. Who cares? We'll put the goat in the dugout and make him a mascot."



Lol. :-b
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Postby wrveres » Wed Sep 24, 2003 1:02 am

Classic ...

who knew? The cubs never went to the series cus of a goat. Figures it would take 50+ years for a Cub fan to figure out how to break the curse. :-)
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Postby miller24 » Wed Sep 24, 2003 2:11 am

Funny thing is, it worked tonight! MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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Postby DK » Wed Sep 24, 2003 6:43 am

wrveres wrote:Classic ...

who knew? The cubs never went to the series cus of a goat. Figures it would take 50+ years for a Cub fan to figure out how to break the curse. :-)



the story goes deeper...


eventually, after hearing a lot of the billy goat curse (and its ability to stop the cubs) sometime in the 80s, they brought back the distant grandson of that same goat to watch the game. and you know what? that was the first year since the curse that they won the division.


true story ;-D
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Postby wrveres » Wed Sep 24, 2003 8:34 am

DK wrote:
wrveres wrote:Classic ...

who knew? The cubs never went to the series cus of a goat. Figures it would take 50+ years for a Cub fan to figure out how to break the curse. :-)



the story goes deeper...


eventually, after hearing a lot of the billy goat curse (and its ability to stop the cubs) sometime in the 80s, they brought back the distant grandson of that same goat to watch the game. and you know what? that was the first year since the curse that they won the division.


true story ;-D


LMAO .... :-B
If the Cubs make the series, they should start the season with a "Free" goat roast, every year for opening day. To ward off the evil spirits, that sort of thing. Goat is good eatin' :-)
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Postby willieroe » Wed Sep 24, 2003 9:30 am

Madison wrote:
"Bring him in. Who cares? We'll put the goat in the dugout and make him a mascot."



Lol. :-b

Well, that explains why Don Zimmer still sits on a major league bench. :-D

(Just kidding, Zim.) :-D
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