Nearly four months ago, five friends and a 3-month-old goat set off from Mesa, Ariz., on the strangest journey of their lives.
With a desire to end the Chicago Cubs' fabled "Curse of the Billy Goat" and, more importantly, raise money for cancer research, the group journeyed by foot from the team's spring training home all the way to Wrigley Field in Chicago.
With the Cubs back where it all started this weekend to take on the Diamondbacks, the friends took time to look back fondly on what went from an idea concocted around a campfire to a full-blown adventure that landed them in the front row of the famed ballpark at Clark and Addison on the last week of May.
Of the five -- P.J. Fisher, Matt Gregory, Kyle Townsend, Phillip Aldrich and Blake Ferrell -- only Fisher, 25, lives in Arizona. The Prescott resident was also the only non-Cubs fan among the group (he roots for the D-backs). But when they relaxed last summer around a fire after a one-pitch softball tournament in Talkeetna, ...