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Theo Epstein Eats Goat in Wrigley Field Bleachers After Cubs Win World Series

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistNovember 7, 2016
Chicago Sun-Times @Suntimes

After winning the #WorldSeries, Theo Epstein ate goat, @ShiaKapos writes https://t.co/K2rfd0rpue https://t.co/ZFngrxKhGP

The Curse of the Billy Goat is dead—and has been properly buried in Theo Epstein's stomach.

Last week, the Chicago Cubs put an end to a 108-year title drought that featured several prominent figures, none more so than the hated billy goat. That's why, when his team finally won a much-anticipated championship, Epstein knew exactly what he wanted to do when he got back to the Windy City:

Eat a goat in the Wrigley Field bleachers.

"They've said there are no curses, that it was just a matter of putting together a great baseball team," said Boka Restaurant Group co-owner Kevin Boehm—who made the meal happen—per Shia Kapos of the Chicago Sun-Times. "But they were happy to eat that [nine-and-a-half-pound] goat."

A fitting end to a storybook season...and generations of disappointment.

[Chicago Sun-Times, h/t Big League Stew]

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