As October moves on, the baseball universe gets closer to crowning it’s 2016 World Series champions.
The odds of a specific team winning fluctuate from person to person.
Statistically speaking, the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs are more likely to win the title than the Los Angeles Dodgers or Toronto Blue Jays.
The Indians last won the title over 50 years ago, while the Cubs have been waiting over 108 years to hold the championship trophy.
Chicago’s other baseball team, the White Sox ended their fan base’s wait for a title in 2005.
So why has it been so long since the Chicago Cubs have won the World Series?
Some could argue that the team just isn’t as skilled. Others could argue that it must be the curse.
The legend began with a man named William Sianis and his goat, trying to get into Game Four of the 1945 World Series.
According to USA Today Sports, “the goat and Billy were upset, so then Billy threw up his arms and exclaimed, ‘The Cubs ain’t gonna win no more. The Cubs will never win a World Series so long as the goat is not allowed in Wrigley Field.’ ”
Following William’s announcement, the Cubs lost game four and lost the remaining games of the series.
Fans and non-Cubs fans believe that team was cursed from ever winning the Fall Classic again.
Delta College student and loyal Cubs fan, Jose Sanchez, believes in the curse completely.
“The Cubs are my team. Always have been, always will be,” said Sanchez. “That curse is the worst thing that has happened to them ever. It’s kind of crazy how much they did to try and stop it. Baseball is, like, full of curses, I think we got this this year though.”
Sanchez parent’s met in Chicago, and their whole family are Cubs fans.
“The team has had a Greek priest try to exorcise the field. Another time, Dusty Baker (former professional baseball player) and Cubs manager put Holy Water from the Vatican over the field,” according to ESPN.
During the strike-shortned 1994 season, the Cubs attempted to reverse the curse by having William Sianis’ son walk the field with a goat, before the season began.
The effort didn’t seem to help. The Cubs ended their season with 49 wins and 64 losses.
This year, the Billy Goat Tavern, originally under the ownership of William Sianis, brought in a new goat to Wrigley Field in hopes that maybe this year the curs