Goat's Head Delivered To Wrigley Field Addressed To Cub's Owner Ted Ricketts

9:51 PM, Apr 10, 2013   |    comments
Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL (Courtesy: TripAdvisor)
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Scott Boeck, USA TODAY Sports

A bizarre package was found outside one of the gates of Wrigley Field on Wednesday afternoon, addressed to Chicago Cubs owner Ted Ricketts.

The contents weren't so special -- a goat's head, a team spokesperson confirmed.

"We got a call at 2:30 p.m., responding to 1060 West Addison, Wrigley Field," a Chicago Police Department spokesman told ESPNChicago.com. "We're investigating it as an intimidating package."

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.

The curse has tried to be broken on numerous occasions over the last 67 years, but without any luck. The Cubs last won a World Series in 1908 -- the longest drought in professional sports.

The Cubs lost 101 games last year and are widely expected to finish in last place one again this season in the National League Central.

The Cubs are in the midst of a 10-game homestand. The game Wednesday against the Milwaukee Brewers was postponed because of rain.

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