Mustard Minute: Kobayashi ate a goat to end Cubs curse

1:20 | Extra Mustard
Mustard Minute: Kobayashi eats goat to reverse Cubs curse
Wednesday September 23rd, 2015

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.

• Chicago Cubs chill with some zoo animals at Wrigley Field

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.

[CSN Chicago]

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.