SPECIAL DELIVERY at Wrigley Field

Curse of the Goat3

Chicago Police are looking for the man who dropped off a goat’s head at Wrigley Field addressed to Cubs owner Tom Ricketts.

The man drove up to the ballpark around 2 p.m. Wednesday and handed a package to a security guard at Gate K, according to police and Cubs spokesman Julian Green.

The man asked the guard to deliver the package to Ricketts, then got back into his truck and drove away, police said. Security officials found the goat’s head inside. The head was all black and had a U.S. Department of Agriculture tag on its ear, police said.

The package did not contain a note and was never delivered to Ricketts, police said. The head was taken to the city’s Animal Control department, police said.

Police are investigating the “intimidating package,” Police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said.

The Cubs are in the middle of highly publicized negotiations with city officials and neighborhood interests regarding proposed changes at the ballpark, including whether the team should be able to install a Jumbotron-like scoreboard and increase the number of night games from 30 to about 40.

Goats are part of Cubs lore, dating back to a supposed curse placed on the team by the late Billy Goat Tavern owner William Sianis during the 1945 World Series after Sianis’ goat was denied entrance into the park.

Chicago sCrUBS 2  No,it wasn’t me.  I know I brag that I’m a die-hard White Sox fan and that I hate the sCrUBS with a passion,  I wouldn’t waste my time and energy (and risk being arrested) on those sorry LOSERS like that; but I have to admit that it did put a smile on my face and warmed my heart.

I’m just saying.

 

*Here’s a link to the video on this story:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ndn-video-page,0,3091608.htmlstory?freewheel=90921&sitesection=sechicagotribune&VID=24729514

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