In case you missed it yesterday, here’s just about everything you need to know about the Cubs’ “F**k the Goat” t-shirts, and how they relate to Stephanie Izard’s Girl & The Goat. Some players created the warmup shirts with the offensive quote on the back to help break the infamous Curse of the Billy Goat (read this if you’re confused). Frank Sennett from Time Out made a joke on Twitter, asking Izard whether she would respond to those “fighting words,” since, you know, her very popular restaurant has “goat” in its name. Bizarrely, at roughly the same time, sports reporter Chris De Luca asked Cubs manager Mike Quade about the t-shirts. Quade said, “I thought they were talking about the restaurant … The Girl and the Goat.” Chicago Magazine even confirmed the quote! Which brings us to this strange question: is Girl and the Goat now more popular than the Curse of the Billy Goat?
Of course, Quade could be faking the response, perhaps as some way of ignoring the concept of the curse. People in baseball are very superstitious. Still, we’re impressed he has even heard about the restaurant. We already know that the critics love it, but this probably explains why it is harder to get a reservation for the restaurant than it is to get seats at Wrigley Field. We may be on to something.
As for Izard, she responded on Twitter to the quote in the classiest way possible: “Well f**k you guys too!”
What do the Cubs have against Girl & the Goat? [Time Out Chicago]
Cubs wear ‘Goat’ T-shirts to poke fun at the curse [Chicago Tribune]