The Cubs have tried many things over the years to reverse the so called Curse of the Billy Goat, which supposedly has prevented them from winning a World Series since 1903. That has included inviting multiple goats onto the field, and bringing in a Greek Orthodox priest to bless the dugout in 2008.
With the team’s surprise surge into the NL's final wild-card spot this season, superstitious fans are taking a new approach to knock out any remnant of Billy Goat Tavern owner Billy Sianis’s hex. This time they had competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi and three friends eat a whole roasted goat at local restaurant, Taco In A Bag.
The animal weighed 40 pounds and the modern sin-eaters took their prey down in an astonishing 12 minutes.