Not sure if Cubs owner Tom Ricketts had much to smile about when he found out a goat's head was addressed to him. (Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)
First, it was the curse of the Billy Goat. Now, it is the mystery of the goat's head.
Chicago police were called to Wrigley Field, the home of the Chicago Cubs, Wednesday afternoon to investigate the report of an "intimidating package" that arrived at the stadium, reports the Chicago Tribune.
That intimidating package just happened to be a goat head's that was sent to the team's mailing address of 1060 W. Addison St., and was addressed to Cubs owner Tom Ricketts, team spokesman Julian Green said. Police say the package was dropped off at Gate K at Wrigley.
More from the Chicago Tribune:
The Cubs are in the middle of highly publicized negotiations with city officials regarding proposed changes at the stadium, including about whether the team should be able to increase the number of night games at the field 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. Columnists including Mike Royko and David Condon helped popularize the legend, and Cubs officials over the years have repeatedly denied the existence--or at least the relevance--of the curse.