Mustard Minute: Kobayashi ate a goat to end Cubs curse
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.