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Thread #18640   Message #186189
Posted By: Art Thieme
28-Feb-00 - 11:38 AM
Thread Name: Favorite Chicago Club tales...
Subject: RE: Favorite Chicago Club tales...
Dave,

The BILLY GOAT is still there. The owner was the original for John Belushi's line about, "No fries, cheeps--cheeps--no fries." Mike Royko was a habitue there. Made it famous in his columns. Nelson Algren was there a bunch too. Studs and many others... The goat head on the wall, somehow, is responsible for the curse on the Chicago Cubs and why they never have won a World Series since, as Steve Goodman used to say in his song The Dying Cub Fan's Last Request, "...the year we dropped the bomb on Japan."

Anybody know that whole goat-Cubs story???

By the way, an old friend got some of Steve's ashes and mixed 'em with th soil at the base of the ivy in left-center field at Wrigley Field.

Art