Five Cubs fans have trekked from Mesa, Arizona to Chicago over a three month journey, bringing along a goat named Wrigley they purchased on Craigslist. The group is of course trying to break the famed Curse of the Billy Goat that began in 1945 when tavern owner Billy Sianis’ goat was refused admittance into the World Series game against the Detroit Tigers. Cubs fans being a superstitious lot, this is far from the first attempt to break the curse involving goats. These five gentlemen, through the website crackthecurse.com are also raising money for cancer and have chronicled their journey as they traversed through Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Illinois.
They arrived in Chicago yesterday, just in time to see the Cubs finally end a twelve game losing streak in what they hope were the death throes of the Curse. Today, they made the 1.9 mile walk from WGN to Wrigley Field.
[photo via blog.crackthecurse.com]