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Cubs Fans -- Reversing the 66-Year-Old Goat Curse

3/31/2011 4:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chicago Cubs fans have finally hatched a plan to reverse a 66-year-old curse ... which they claim has kept them out of the World Series since 1945 -- and to do it ... they're donating goats to families in need.

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Legend has it ... the curse originated at the Cubs' 1945 World Series game against the Detroit Tigers -- when a stinky goat in the bleachers created an uproar among Cubs fans.

The owner was asked to take his four-legged friend and go ... but before leaving, the man proclaimed, "Them Cubs, they aren't gonna win no more!" ... and they haven't ever since.

As it happens, the only way to break the curse is for the Cubs organization to show "a sincere fondness for goats" -- which is why fans have chosen to work through World Vision ... a non-profit
that specializes in donating goats to families in places like Uganda  ... for milk, cheese, and yogurt.

For the record, there have been multiple other attempts to break the curse -- but clearly, none have been successful.

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BREAKFAST4    

G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All Time) so that might work...

1211 days ago
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Tammy    

I'm pretty sure they don't want the goat for milk, cheese or yogurt. They want the goat for it's meat because goat's meat is oh so yummy. Hence, they're sending goats to their death and the curse will stay. BTW, why was there even a goat in the bleachers in 1945?!

1211 days ago
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john johnson    

let it go u nutjobs!!!!! there are no more bartman ball to blow up anymore, ya'll will suck indefinitely. when the cubs win the world series, we all know the world is probabbly comming to an end.

1211 days ago
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James     

Just disregard physics, athletisism, endurance, and team work. Instead let's just go with superstition. When they win, they will say "it worked" when they lose they will say "it didn't work"

Pathetic. Chicago is an arm pit anyway.

1211 days ago
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Hello is anybody in there?    

How about draft better,get the best free agents, and trade for better players worked for my Boston Red Sox.

1211 days ago
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Brett Hayman    

How about TMZ.com tells the story right which was the man showed up to the 1945 World Series and was denied entry into Wrigley Field because of the Goat. and after he was denied he placed the curse on the cubs thats the story. the goat never was in the stadium

1211 days ago
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eff you idiots who didnt watch the draft and dont know the whole story    

who cares brett the cubs suck either way. notice you arent worried that TMS didnt point out that cubs havent won a WS since 1908

1211 days ago
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eff you idiots who didnt watch the draft and dont know the whole story    

who cares brett the cubs suck either way. notice you arent worried that TMZ didnt point out that cubs havent won a WS since 1908

1211 days ago
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Tammy    

How about TMZ.com tells the story right which was the man showed up to the 1945 World Series and was denied entry into Wrigley Field because of the Goat. and after he was denied he placed the curse on the cubs thats the story. the goat never was in the stadium

Posted at 3:03 PM on Mar 31, 2011 by Brett Hayman
Now, this makes sense!! However, I'm still left wondering why a man was trying to take a goat to a baseball game.

1211 days ago
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Carl    

Honestly TMZ, you make it sound like World Vision's main purpose is to donate goats to poor people. They may do that, but their purpose is to alleviate poverty, and goats are just one of MANY different ways they do this.

1211 days ago
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ThinkingWoman    

Now, this makes sense!! However, I'm still left wondering why a man was trying to take a goat to a baseball game.

Posted at 3:09 PM on Mar 31, 2011 by Tammy
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He was a Cubs fan. "Nuff said.

1211 days ago
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Tammy    

Now, this makes sense!! However, I'm still left wondering why a man was trying to take a goat to a baseball game.

Posted at 3:09 PM on Mar 31, 2011 by Tammy
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He was a Cubs fan. "Nuff said.

Posted at 3:13 PM on Mar 31, 2011 by ThinkingWoman
Well, I guess that says it all!! LOL. What they should really do is have a "Bring Your Goat To The Game Day" and right the wrong that was done all those years ago.

1211 days ago
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billproject    

Cmon guys get it straigh

It was the Greek owner of Billy goat's Tavern, who was denied access due to having his goat with him... he placed the eye on them (evil eye) saying they will never win a series again.

SNL did a great skit on his restaurant... sheburger cheeberger no fires chips no pepsi, coke

1211 days ago
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zzyzx    

How about playing well and stop worrying about goats? I swear, this is what makes Baseball lame.

1211 days ago
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Chia    

Coolest story EVER!

1211 days ago
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