“The Cubs Win It All!” – is a revision, which enhances and replaces the original amusing tale presented in the novel “Murphy: Billy Goat Curse.”
In “The Cubs Win It All!” I again take a fantasy approach in explaining how the curse is actually lifted during the fifth game of the 2016 World Series. Thus, the Cubs are given the chance to become Baseball’s World Champions without the curse raising its ugly head.
“The Cubs Win It All!”
Finally the wait is over…after 108 years the Chicago Cubs have been crowned World Series Champs.
What fans around the world do not understand is that this event was never supposed to take place. This only comes about because the curse which was placed upon the team decades ago was miraculously lifted during the fifth game of the series. The scourge in question was simply named; “The Billy Goat Curse” which when unraveled becomes a series of misunderstandings, grudges, and blindness.
Although there are some who believe they know the truth, the individual who was truly scorned was not Billy Sianis, but it was Murphy the Goat. Thus, this is the reason behind the creation of this story.
The Cubs Win IT All!
“The Cubs Win It All!” is a fun packed fantasy for all ages born out of the frustrations of Chicago Cubs fans had over the fact their beloved team had not won a World Series since 1908.
There are many who feel the main reason for the drought was due to the Billy Goat Curse which came to life in 1945.
The so-called curse came to be on October 6, 1945, when Billy Sianis, a well-known Chicago saloon owner brought his pet goat Murphy to the fourth game of that year’s World Series. When asked to remove his goat from Wrigley Field, he was insulted. Upon leaving, he uttered the now infamous words, “Them Cubs, they ain’t gonna win no more.”
When Frain’s army of ushers heard those words, they contributed the curse to Sianis. However, Murphy was the one who actually put the curse on the Cubs. Seeing he was the one who was insulted, it was only natural. Unbeknownst to the Cubs fans, the only way to break the curse was for someone from the Cubs organization to apologize to Murphy personally. Of course, as of 2016, the biggest problem with that happening is Murphy has been dead for many years.
However, in the spirit of “Fair Play,” Murphy the Goat, armed with the gift of speech, is forced to return to Earth to lift the curse. Murphy being very persistent, and annoying, has a stipulation. He will lift the curse only if and when he gets his apology. But, Murphy isn’t the only one with a stipulation. No one is going to allow him back into his reward until he lifts the curse.
In need of earthly assistance, Murphy goes to the Billy Goat Tavern in Chicago in October, 2016. It is here Murphy is to meet a troubled young man named Daniel Talbert who is supposed to assist him in this endeavor.
When they meet Daniel has his own problems. Thus, from the start he has no intention of having a talking goat around especially as the two continue to butt heads. However, his biggest problem is his wife Sara believes he has lost his marbles.
Eventually, Murphy and Daniel come to the realization they must change their ways, and join forces in order to arrive at the happy conclusion for all concern.
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