Cleveland Indians’ Fans Hope To Keep The Curse Of The Billy Goat Alive By Bringing Actual Goats To The Stadium

For those unfamiliar with the Curse of the Billy Goat, it’s a curse that was placed on the Cubs baseball team in 1945 by Chicago’s Billy Goat Tavern owner Billy Sianis. Billy was enjoying  watching his Cubs play in game four of the World Series at Wrigley Stadium with his pet goat, Murphy. When the odor of his pet began irritating fans, and he was asked to leave, but not before spitefully declaring “Them Cubs, they ain’t gonna win no more.”

As we well know, the Cubs haven’t won a World Series since Billy was turned away and the curse lives on.

Indians fans are now trolling Cubs fans by bringing goats, presumably smelly, to Progressive Field. One of the bros who brought a goat was Alan Mancuso. According to

Mancuso and his wife Beth have three goats at their Ohio City home. While at church on Sunday, his friend Mark Duskey suggested they perform their own goat curse, he said.

Mancuso, 47, a lifelong Indians fan, agreed.

“I thought my wife would nix the idea,” but she agreed, he said.

So with the help of his daughter, Duskey’s son and another friend, they lifted CC and Stardust into the back of Duskey’s minivan. They threw in some hay to keep them happy and headed downtown.

They took the goats out at several entrances around the field to remind the baseball gods about the curse. The goats, chomping happily, walked by the gates and the main plaza by the Bob Feller statue.

[h/t Busted Coverage]

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