Last week the Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time since 1908. You may have heard about it. It was kind of a big deal.
The World Series win officially ended the Curse of the Billy Goat, which was the general silliness used to explain generations of mismanagement. "There was never a curse," said Cubs GM Jed Hoyer in the clubhouse following his team's Game 7 win.
Anyway, Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein and his staff celebrated the World Series win by (what else?) eating goat. In the Wrigley Field bleachers, no less. Shia Kapos of the Chicago Sun-Times has the details:
"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."
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. Between them, he and Katz attended 23 post-season games, including the championship.
I've never had goat myself, but like pretty much every other food on the planet, I'm sure it's delicious when prepared properly. That's a pretty great way to celebrate a World Series win, I would say.
By the way, Epstein and his staff were not the only Cubs to feast on goat following the World Series. Reliever Pedro Strop did as well.