Goat's Head Delivered To Wrigley Field Is 'Intimidating Package:' Cops
CHICAGO — Wrigley Field hasn't had much luck in the past with farm animals entering its confines, according to legend, and another goat was an unwelcome ballpark guest Wednesday.
Police were called to the to Wrigley Field, 1060 W. Addison St., about 2:30 p.m. for a report of a "intimidating package," said Officer Veejay Zala, a police spokesman.
Green declined to "entertain" questions of whether the goat's head was cooked, heavy or smelled, as he did not see it, he said.
The baseball team and the city are in the midst of finalizing a $500 million deal to renovate the ballpark and develop the surrounding area.
Wednesday, it was reported that the Cubs have proposed pushing exterior walls back onto Waveland Avenue and asked to be able to play as many as 55 night games, nearly doubling the number currently allowed.
Live, non-decapitated goats have been brought to Wrigley Field in years past in attempts to break the "Billy Goat Curse," which is said to be one of the reasons for the Cubs' 104-year World Series drought, according to legend.
The Cubs and Wrigley Field are 95 percent owned by a trust established for the benefit of the family of Joe Ricketts, owner and CEO of DNAinfo.com Chicago. Joe Ricketts has no direct involvement in the team's day-to-day operations.