Goat’s head delivered to Wrigley Field, addressed to Tom Ricketts


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Wow. This is just sick.

Some crazed Chicago Cubs fan, or anti-fan, or Tom Ricketts hater or standard psycho type just did something very disturbing. A severed goat’s head arrived by mail at Wrigley Field today, addressed to Cubs owner Tom Ricketts.

Remind me not to complain about my hate mail so much in the future. It’s pale by comparison to this.

You know the story of the supposed “goat curse” and the Cubs already, so we’ll just skip that. Police are investigating this disturbing occurrence. I’m sure Tom Ricketts and his family are quite unnerved right now, so I would like to extend best wishes to them.

According to the Chicago Tribune:

The package was dropped off at Gate K at the field, Chicago Cubs spokesman Julian Green said. The delivery was reported to police, he said.

Police were called to the ballpark about 2:30 p.m. because of an “intimidating package,” and officers filed an appropriate report, said Police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala.

Currently, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Tom Ricketts are in negotiations to renovate Wrigley Field. This proposal, may or may not include a new jumbotron that would potentially block the view of the neighboring rooftops.

There is also a huge public relations battle being fought right now between the Wrigleyville rooftop owners and the Chicago Cubs. In their last press release, the rooftops association looked defensive. Monday, before the Cubs home opener, chairman Tom Ricketts made the local media rounds. Actually, a few members of the Ricketts family did the local media circuit. The Ricketts were simply getting their message out there. Basically, the Ricketts family was to Chicago media Monday morning what the Plumlee family is to Duke basketball- they’re everywhere.

But apparently, all this exposure might have just rubbed one very sick individual the wrong way. It’s certainly one of the most eye-catching baseball stories we’ve had in awhile. Let’s hope this twisted individual doesn’t show up when the Cubs hold their Oktoberfest.

Paul M. Banks is the owner of The Sports Bank.net, an author and regular contributor to MSN, Fox Sports , Chicago Now, and Walter Football.

Banks has appeared on Comcast SportsNet and the History Channel, as well as Clear Channel, ESPN and CBS radio all over the world. President Barack Obama follows him on Twitter (@PaulMBanks)

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