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.
You can hear the audio of the hilarious phone call at: