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Goat head delivered to Wrigley for Cubs owner Ricketts

The head of a goat was left inside a box for ChicagoCubs owner Tom Ricketts.

An unidentified person dropped the box off with security at Wrigley Field and asked that it be given to Ricketts. The police were called instead.

WRIGLEY MARQUEEThere was no note inside the box, and police are still looking for whoever dropped it off.

The Chicago Tribune reports that the goat had a Department of Agriculture tag on its ear.

Neither Ricketts nor the Cubs have commented.

Billy goats and the Cubs have been unfortunately linked since 1945, after Chicago tavern owner Bill “Billy Goat” Sianis pronounced a curse on the club on October 6 of that year.

The team’s record hasn’t been the same since, and it has garnered the nickname “the Lovable Losers.”

Fans have made many attempts over the years to put an end to the curse, according to the Cubs’ website.

A Chicago charity, Reverse The Curse, was founded in 2011 and donates goats to impoverished communities around the world in the name of stopping it.

Last May, a group of five Cubs fans took a goat named “Wrigley” on a trek across the country in an attempt to lift the curse. It didn’t work.

The Chicago team finished the 2012 season with 61 wins and 101 losses.

The CNN Wire contributed to this report.

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10 Comments to “Goat head delivered to Wrigley for Cubs owner Ricketts”

    keeping real said:
    April 11, 2013 at 8:49 AM

    crazy!!!!!!! just cubs suxs!!!! no goat or whatever is going make them winners…….

    Nick D said:
    April 11, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    just move to rosemont already. you'll win a world series, then. also i was trying to watch the biggest loser the other night but the cubs game was on.

    jeff said:
    April 11, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    hmm cubs and chicago win …………………………………. yeah that be like thugs handing over their guns and walking into jail

    Nico said:
    April 11, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    This proves that sox fans are all mentally disturbed. They can't get over the fact that the Cubs are more loved and now their cutting off goat heads. What will they do next??

      Observer said:
      April 11, 2013 at 12:49 PM

      Bring me the head of Steve Bartman!

    kirby1414 said:
    April 11, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    These evil pranks don't solve anything…I would think that this whole mess is about one thing:$$$$$ and probably some politics…

    Jim hendry said:
    April 11, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    Baaaaaaaa

    spoolie said:
    April 11, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    Was it sent postage due?

    Michael S. Smith said:
    April 12, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    I hope that the people of The Great City of Chigago which gave us our great President boycott the Cub and go to any game or buy any Cub merchendise until the Right winger Ricketts sells his share to a more progressive owner! Whom eve did this should be rewarded

    mr south side said:
    April 12, 2013 at 4:49 PM

    hail 2 the goat gods may the curse go on 4 another 100 yrs l m f a o theres only 1 chicago team that belongs in chicago and its not the cubs

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