Found September 13, 2013 on World Series Dreaming:
TEAMS: Chicago Cubs
As our series on the supposed “curses” that have prevent the Chicago Cubs from winning the World Series, we finally get to the most well known of the many fables. I am, of course, talking about the infamous “Billy Goat curse” that has been responsible for the lack of World Series appearances since 1945. Because this is the most well known of the curses, I will likely make this the shortest of any of them, which is likely good news for those who do not enjoy lengthy blogs. To understand the nature of this “curse” and how things came to be, you must first understand Bill Sianis. In 1934, two months after the prohibition was lifted, the Greek immigrant bought a bar across the street from the old Chicago Stadium. In the months that followed, Sianis rescued a baby goat that had fallen off a truck right in front of his tavern. After having nursed the goat back to health and (as stated in a previous blog from “curse” series) named him Murphy. He then changed the name of the tavern to honor...
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