You gotta love us Cubby fans. After that moment, we put our blinders on and blamed the curse for everything else that transpired, including Chicago's loss the following night. Blind loyalty, being the trademark of a true fan, is what keeps the drama alive. Instead of holding the players responsible for the team's repeated failures, we have a laundry list of curses that we can read off as probable cause for the incident at hand. That's what we choose to believe. The goat even wore a sign that read 'We Got Detroit's Goat!' Billy's pet was allowed to stay until enough complaints came in regarding the animal's odor. With division titles in 1984, 1989, 2003, and 2007, we've been so close, so often. It all began during game 4 of the 1945 World Series when Billy Sianis, a Chicago tavern owner and Cubs fan, decided to let his pet goat Murphy attend the game with him.
Counting this year, they have been in post season 16 times. In 1984, when absolutely nothing out of the ordinary (in the form of curses) happened and the Cubs were 2-0 over the San Diego Padres, Leon Durham made an error that led to a run for the Padres. It is frustration at its highest possible level. This curse mentality repeated itself countless times until finally in 2003 Steve Bartman became the latest 'goat'. Until then we can lick our wounds and "wait until next year!" . This year, we were brought to post season once again, only to be shut down 0-3 against the Dodgers. When the Cubs finally do win a World Series, I believe the entire town will spontaneously combust. This year though, we really did think it was going to be different, didn't we? One hundred years, that must count for something. A few batters later, the Padres took the lead and ended up winning the game.
Maybe on the one hundredth year, the curse would officially be broken. Living in a constant state of denial is the norm for us Cubs fans. Our pain comes from being brought to the edge of our seat so many times without ever experiencing true satisfaction. We walk away, shaking our heads, telling ourselves, 'Never again,' only to be pulled back under the spell of the lovable losers, year after grueling year. He interfered with Moises Alou's attempt to catch a foul ball during game 6 of the National League Championship Series against the Florida Marlins. Each new season holds the reassuring promise that we will, once again make an emotional investment in a team that has the ability to bring us from the hopeful adrenaline rush of saying, 'Oh my God, I think this is really going to be the year,' to the bankrupt emptiness of watching another team, once again, achieve what we so badly want. In 1969, more drama ensued, as a black cat ran onto the field during a crucial game, ran around Ron Santo, then exited the field. If nothing else, being a Chicago Cubs fan is dramatic and entertaining.Ah, the plight of a Chicago Cubs fan. Instead of being disappointed in Durham, our blind loyalty caused us to once again blame the curse.
That would be much easier to deal with. Did Sianis really even say this? The world will never know. During the 4th inning, Phillip Wrigley himself decided to ask goat and owner to leave. It's almost like having a psychotic girlfriend or a drug addiction. His family won't deny it because afterward, they opened a chain of restaurants across the country, which they appropriately named The Billy Goat Tavern. Definitely a curse that caused the future losses that season, allowing the Miracle Mets to win Promotional gifts&toys Suppliers
the World Series. Actually, in the past 25 years, the Cubs have had plenty of opportunities. Like bad parents who constantly make excuses for the behavior of their children, Cubs fans are no different. Well, at least we have five months of off-season to recuperate before the entire process starts over again. Outraged, Billy Sianis supposedly cursed the team, decreeing that the Cubs would never play in another World Series. It must not be over yet. How long could it really last? I think the reason why we are so sorely disappointed is not because the Cubs are such horrible players. It's a good thing they serve alcohol at the games.