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Fenway
10-04-2007, 02:11 PM
WBZ newsradio in Boston ran a story from WBBM that someone during the middle of the night placed a dead goat on the statue of Harry Caray at Wrigley. :o:


I feel for the poor goat

spiffie
10-04-2007, 02:16 PM
WBZ newsradio in Boston ran a story from WBBM that someone during the middle of the night placed a dead goat on the statue of Harry Caray at Wrigley. :o:


I feel for the poor goat
Probably bought from one of the ethnic butchers in the city. At least I hope that no one was dumb enough to sneak into a petting zoo and kill a goat just for a dumb baseball game.

SaltyPretzel
10-04-2007, 02:28 PM
WBZ newsradio in Boston ran a story from WBBM that someone during the middle of the night placed a dead goat on the statue of Harry Caray at Wrigley. :o:


I feel for the poor goat

I always thought that creepy statue could be part of some Satanic ritual.

http://www.thestructuralist.com/images/harry2.jpg

jackbrohamer
10-04-2007, 02:48 PM
I always thought that creepy statue could be part of some Satanic ritual.

There are human childrens' heads peering out of his thighs. Creepy in the extreme.

HomeFish
10-04-2007, 05:51 PM
Anyone remember back in the 2003/2004 offseason, when a company started marketing goat meat in Chicago under the slogan "to beat the curse, you gotta eat the curse?"

DSpivack
10-04-2007, 06:20 PM
Anyone remember back in the 2003/2004 offseason, when a company started marketing goat meat in Chicago under the slogan "to beat the curse, you gotta eat the curse?"

What little I've had of goat I do enjoy.

itsnotrequired
10-04-2007, 06:46 PM
Anyone remember back in the 2003/2004 offseason, when a company started marketing goat meat in Chicago under the slogan "to beat the curse, you gotta eat the curse?"

I remember something like that. I believe it was an outfit selling goat burgers.

Goose
10-04-2007, 06:47 PM
If the Cubs lose tonight, Bartman and black cats everywhere will go into the witness protection program for fear of thier lives.

Sockinchisox
10-04-2007, 07:51 PM
Link: http://homerderby.com/archives/1334

Read/Watch/Look at your own risk.

Ex-Chicagoan
10-04-2007, 08:43 PM
That is positively frightening.

itsnotrequired
10-04-2007, 08:57 PM
That is positively frightening.

I wonder how long until a Sox fan is blamed...

WizardsofOzzie
10-04-2007, 09:00 PM
I wonder how long until a Sox fan is blamed...
You mean Mariotti hasn't written that article yet? He's slacking

Frontman
10-04-2007, 09:06 PM
That is seriously beyond the limit. No way a joke should ever be taken that far. Period.

If that was a Sox fan, he or she (or them) should be ashamed of themselves for it, and quite frankly; even if it was a friend of mine I'd turn them in to the authorities.

That was terrible.

Ex-Chicagoan
10-04-2007, 09:07 PM
You mean Mariotti hasn't written that article yet? He's slacking

"You know, back in 2005, White Sox fans were hanging carcasses all over the city. I know - I saw it. Grow up."

spiffie
10-04-2007, 09:30 PM
What little I've had of goat I do enjoy.
Indian Garden usually has goat curry in their buffet lunch. It's quite good.

Fenway
10-06-2007, 03:36 PM
It took 2 days for the Sun Times to mention the dead goat?


http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/591109,CST-NWS-goat06.article (http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/591109,CST-NWS-goat06.article)

Frontman
10-06-2007, 06:06 PM
It took 2 days for the Sun Times to mention the dead goat?


http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/591109,CST-NWS-goat06.article (http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/591109,CST-NWS-goat06.article)

They got Marriotti working for them, you're surprised it took them that long?

russ99
10-06-2007, 09:41 PM
At Cubs-Sox last season at Wrigley, (after the losers cleared out in the 8th inning) I got a photo of my buddy putting my 70's era red Sox hat on faux Harry's head.

DrCrawdad
10-07-2007, 09:07 AM
Cubbie fans in an apparent attempt to end their teams alleged "billy goat curse" hung a dead, skinned goat from the statue of Harry Caray outside Wrigley Field.

Perhaps you're saying, "IF that happened, wouldn't it be in the newspapers or the news?" As of yet I have not found a story on the incident in the Cubune. But there is a YouTube video of it here (http://youtube.com/watch?v=hABtv6W27Z0).

Here are clear pictures of it, one of the goat and (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y105/Swanny1981/goat1.jpg)here is one (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y105/Swanny1981/goat2.jpg) of the sign that hung from the statue with some rantings of a goof on it.

itsnotrequired
10-07-2007, 09:12 AM
Welcome to three days ago.

http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=93431

:D:

DrCrawdad
10-07-2007, 09:15 AM
Welcome to three days ago.

http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=93431

:D:

Oh, I was in a coma then...

:)

tick53
10-07-2007, 09:23 AM
Glad to see that it worked out for them. Now they're really screwed. Maybe it wasn't meant to be a satanic ritual, but if there's anything to all this, they just made a bad thing worse.:D:

ode to veeck
10-07-2007, 09:57 AM
we used to boo Bibbie and Rhubarb, but then we considered them aliens anyway

DrCrawdad
10-07-2007, 01:48 PM
Ok, I did find a Cubune mention of the goat carcass news story (http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/wisconsin/chi-ap-bbn-cubs-billygoat,0,3403743.story). Of course all they devoted to the story was a brief AP account. I can't tell which page it appeared on nor if it had a photo, although I'd say no photo.

Compare that to when the outfield wall weeds were died a few years ago. Front page on the sports page, photos and accompanying smears of Sox fans as the culprits even though that was NEVER proven and all they had in that vein were groundless accusations of a Cubbie grounds crewman.

Compare it to the the Cubune fanciful tale of drug smoke blowing into the Cell from the projects courtyards - this the day before the Sox started the ALDS and ON THE FRONTPAGE!!!

As a Sox fan, I am not, nor ever was, envious nor jealous of the Cubbies and/or Wrigley. What I have hated and detest still though is how the Tribune used it's resources - it's media bullypulpit - to perpetually put down the Sox, Sox fans and the Cell while on the other hand glossing over
and/or covering up things negative about the Cubbies.

Good riddance Chicago Tribune, too bad it's so late in the game when that rag had sunk (and will continue to sink) in readership and power.

How fitting that the era of the Tribune ownership of the Cubbies would be getting swept out of the playoffs!

DrCrawdad
10-07-2007, 02:18 PM
Did anyone hear discussion of this goat sacrifice on THE SCORE, WGN Radio or AM1000?

MarySwiss
10-07-2007, 02:24 PM
As a Sox fan, I am not, nor ever was, envious nor jealous of the Cubbies and/or Wrigley. What I have hated and detest still though is how the Tribune used it's resources - it's media bullypulpit - to perpetually put down the Sox, Sox fans and the Cell while on the other hand glossing over
and/or covering up things negative about the Cubbies.



Great post. Pretty much says it all. IMO, it's not about hating the Cubs. It's hating their fans (the self-absorbed ones, anyway) and the incredibly biased media.

PatK
10-07-2007, 03:40 PM
Funny that there has been virtually NO mention of it in ANY of the Chicago media outlets.

DrCrawdad
10-07-2007, 04:07 PM
Funny that there has been virtually NO mention of it in ANY of the Chicago media outlets.

As is clear from my earlier post, I had not heard one word of this ritual animal sacrifice until my post here (I missed the original discussion here at WSI).

How come virtually NO ONE om the media has talked about this? Why? Do you honestly believe that if this had occurred at The Cell the national broadcast would have ignored it? And where have THE SCORE & other local radio stations been on this? I'm sure it's just a coincidence that WGN radio has ignored this story of ritual animal sacrifice outside the sacred confines.

Grobber, where are you on this story too? Grobber, you saw fit to slam the Sox about an incident outside The Cell a couple years ago, so why did you ignore this story of animal cruelty outside The Shrine?

FedEx227
10-07-2007, 04:08 PM
Did anyone hear discussion of this goat sacrifice on THE SCORE, WGN Radio or AM1000?

Levine talked about it on ESPN1000 at like 10:30am on Saturday. That's all I heard of it.

DrCrawdad
10-07-2007, 04:19 PM
Levine talked about it on ESPN1000 at like 10:30am on Saturday. That's all I heard of it.

What did LeVineline have to say? Blame Sox fans?

How'd this get largely glossed over, seriously? I mean, take a look at the picture below. It's very gross.


http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y105/Swanny1981/goat1.jpg

WSox597
10-07-2007, 04:27 PM
On a somewhat lighter note, there were two young Arizona fans holding a stuffed toy goat along with a sign saying, "The Baby-Backs sweep".

That was cute, and clever.

The dead goat was disgusting, and not funny.

The Cub fans must be resorting to voodoo to get a victory.

I'm surprised the goat wasn't blamed on Sox fans.

Nellie_Fox
10-08-2007, 12:45 AM
As is clear from my earlier post, I had not heard one word of this ritual animal sacrifice until my post here (I missed the original discussion here at WSI).

How come virtually NO ONE om the media has talked about this?They talked about it today on MLB Home Plate on XM. They blamed Cubs fans, and were pretty disgusted by it.

Frontman
10-08-2007, 03:11 PM
On a somewhat lighter note, there were two young Arizona fans holding a stuffed toy goat along with a sign saying, "The Baby-Backs sweep".

That was cute, and clever.


Yeah, that's pretty good. Along with the 5 or 6 pregnant women at the Bears/Packers game with the matching "Green Baby Packers" t-shirts. I had to smile at that one.