After Cubs World Series Victory, Theo Epstein Ate a Goat In The Left Field Bleachers At Wrigley
President of Baseball Operations for the Chicago Cubs, Theo Epstein, will forever be a legend in the cities of Boston and Chicago after he was responsible for breaking two of the longest World Series curses in baseball history.
The Cubs’ World Series victory parade, which hosted 5 million people, was held last Friday. And while the players and coaches celebrated in normal ways, Epstein wanted to take his own celebration one step further—like eating an actual goat while sitting in the bleachers of Wrigley Field.
“Theo Epstein and his team have said they didn’t give much thought to that superstitious billy goat curse. But when the president of Chicago Cubs operations returned from Cleveland with the World Series championship, he made an interesting request. Epstein asked some restaurant friends to deliver something special for lunch: a roasted goat.
“We were on the phone with Jed. He was recapping the game, and in the background, Theo says he wanted roasted goat for lunch,” restaurateur Kevin Boehm said, referring to Jed Hoyer, the Cubs’ executive vice president and general manager. “I said we’d make it happen.”
For Epstein’s executive team, Izard oven-roasted a 9 1/2 pound goat. Boehm, Katz, and Boka Vice President Ian Goldberg delivered it to Epstein. “They were all sitting in the left-field bleachers in an empty Wrigley Field. They ate it right there,” said Boehm, who described the lunch as one of last week’s many moments of wonder.”
Now that’s how you give a big “f*ck you” to a curse.