End the curse of the Chicago Cubs
Once again, the Chicago Cubs will have to wait until next year. The last time the Chicago Cubs won a World Series title was in 1906. The last time the Chicago Cubs have been to the World Series was in 1945. Many baseball fans believe that they are cursed. However, the root cause of the curse has been buried for over 100 years. Many point to the beginning of the curse originating in 1945 when Billy Goat Tavern owner Billy Sianis was kicked out of Game 4 of the 1945 World Series against the Detroit Tigers due to the odor of his pet goat Murphy bothering other fans at the game. Once he was expelled from Wrigley Field, Sianis exclaimed that the Cubs would never win another World Series. Nevertheless, the real reason behind the curse of the Chicago Cubs points to former player Adrian "Cap" Anson. During the late 1800's, Anson refused to play against any Black players. His insistence led to baseball being segregated in 1897. During that time period, the Cubs organization has never apologized for his racist behavior. Although Anson retired in 1897, he still had ties with the Chicago Cubs until he sold all of his stock with the team in 1905. After he was no longer affiliated with the team in any sort of fashion, the Cubs won the World Series in 1906. Although this hint should have given the Cubs organization the hint that they needed to apologize for Anson's racist behavior, no such apology has ever been given. The only way the curse can and will be broken is for the Chicago Cubs organization to issue a formal apology for the antics of Cap Anson. Sign the petition in order to pressure the Cubs organization to issue this apology before the beginning of next season.