Goat's Head Delivered to Wrigley Field

Dead goats were found hanging on the Harry Caray statue outside the field in 2007 and in 2009

Thursday, Apr 11, 2013  |  Updated 8:14 AM EDT
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The head of a goat was delivered to Chicago's Wrigley Field on Wednesday afternoon, officials confirmed.

The "intimidating package," as reported by Cubs officials, was found at about 2:30 p.m. outside Gate K and addressed to franchise owner Tom Ricketts.

The package didn't appear to have been deliveredby the U.S. Postal Service, Cubs spokesman Julian Green said.

The delivery comes in the midst of the organization's ongoing negotiations with the city and small business owners regarding a a five-year, $300 million plan to renovate the Friendly Confines.

The Billy Goat Curse dates back to Oct. 6, 1945, when tavern owner Billy Sianis bought a box seat for his goat, Murphy, for Game 4 of the World Series at Wrigley Field to help promote his establishment. When he was ordered to remove the goat, he claimed to place a curse on the team that would prevent it from ever hosting another World Series at Wrigley Field.

Dead goats were found hanging on the Harry Caray statue outside the field in 2007 and in 2009.

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