In an attempt to remove a curse from the Chicago Cubs, a group of hikers are walking with a small billy goat named Wrigley.
They said that they have already walked 1,300 miles to Chicago.
The five “Crack the Curse” walkers, who set off in February from Mesa, Ariz., said that they are raising money for cancer research while attempting to break the “curse” put on the team in 1945, when the owner of the Billy Goat Tavern and his pet goat were asked to leave Wrigley Field during the team’s final World Series appearance due to the animal’s odor.
“Great responses from everybody. I mean, we were in St. Louis, and we got a great response there, people in St. Louis were great — even though they’re Cardinals fans, everybody’s been really great to us,” said Blake Ferrell, one of the walkers.
The group said they have raised more than $6,000 for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Wash.
UPDATE: When these five fans stepped out onto the field today, having completed the trek, it was without Wrigley, who was kept out of the Stadium by Cubs officials. An attempt to save the organization from re-making the curse — after all, it was a goat being in the stadium that started this whole thing in the first place…