Ah the Cubs and the World Series.
Fans from across the globe have waited in anticipation for that bestowed honorable title of “Winner” to come back home for over 100 years.
But, why haven’t the Cubs been able to win, you may ask. I mean, it’s been over 100 years.
Certainly in that time one professional baseball team could have pulled in a win, right? All those great players over the years, superb coaches, incredibly loyal fans. One Hundred Years, No World Series? They say even the “dumbest squirrels” find nuts, so how on earth can that be?
Well, unless you’ve been living in Tristan (known as the most remote place in the world) lore has it that in 1945 Billy Goat Tavern owner Billy Sianis was asked to leave a World Series game against the Detroit Tigers at the Cubs’ home ballpark of Wrigley Field. Why? Because his pet goat’s odor was bothering other fans. Outraged he declared, “Them Cubs, they ain’t gonna win no more,” which has been interpreted to mean that there would never be another World Series game won at Wrigley Field. And guess what…
The Cubs have not won a World Series since 1908. Is the curse real?
Well, last night in Freeport Illinois that all changed when local bar owner (and Cubs fan) Eric White (owner of Benchwarmers) brought back the goat. You heard us. The photo above is Hilda, and last night at Benchwarmers on Galena Avenue in Freeport, the goat returned to put an end to the curse once and for all.
Eric White told us he’s “bringing Hilda back for future games“, saying “in order to break this curse, an actual goat needed to be present during tonight’s game.” According to Eric, his patrons loved it and fed her peanuts to keep her in high spirits during the game.
If you happen to be in the area, you might want to put Benchwarmers on your list of places to hang out, Hell, I’d travel great distances to come here if I were you. For those who think nothing happens in Freeport, we say, “Sure, nothing except… breaking the curse on the Cubs“. So, put that in your hot dog and eat it, you naysayers!
Way to go Eric!