It’s been 100 years since the Chicago Cubs won a World Series, and as it tends to happen under these circumstances, the Cubs and Cubs fans alike have come up with myriads of excuses why. There’s the Curse of the Billy Goat from 1945, that black cat at Shea Stadium in 1969, and of course, Steve Bartman in 2003. Anything to keep themselves from admitting that maybe the Cubs just suck.
Of course, they’ve also tried plenty of different methods to breaking these “curses” over the years. They let a goat into Wrigley Field in hopes of appeasing the goat gods or something, they’ve blown up the Bartman ball, and I’m pretty sure there are plans to have every black cat in Chicago spayed. Then there was the priest whom they had bless the Cubs dugout before the playoffs last year, and obviously it didn’t work because the team was swept out of the first round by the Dodgers. Which makes the priest who did the blessing a perfect scapegoat.