A package addressed to Chicago Cubs owner Ted Ricketts showed up at Wrigley Field Wednesday containing a severed goat’s head, a team spokesperson confirmed to USA Today Sports.
“We got a call at 2:30 p.m., responding to 1060 West Addison, Wrigley Field,” a Chicago PD spokesman told ESPNChicago.com. “We’re investigating it as an intimidating package.”
I’d say a goat’s head, like a horse’s head, is indeed an intimidating package, if not plain gross.
Per USA Today: ‘The goat is most likely a reference to the curse that was placed on the Cubs by Billy Goat Tavern owner William Sianis during the 1945 World Series. Sianis’ goat was denied entrance to the game and the Cubs lost the World Series.
No note was attached to the package Wednesday.’