"The curse of the Billy Goat", a brief history of the Chicago Cubs, what is the Billy Goat curse,and what are Chicago cubs fans reaction to all the losing and the curse.

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Its game 6 of the National league championship Series, the Cubs lead the series 3 games to 1 over the Florida Marlins; it's the 8th inning of the sixth game with the Cubs leading 3 to nothing. The Florida Marlins are up with a runner on a first and only 1 out, the batter, Derek Lee, hits a pop fly down the left field line one row into the stands, Moises Alou, the cubs' left fielder, reaches for the ball but before he could grab the ball a fan reaches up and knocks it away from him. The cubs would go on to lose game six 8 to 3 and would later go one to lose game seven and the series. After game six many people including fans and the media believed that the actions of this one fan cost the Cubs there one chance to end the 95 year drought and the curse of the billy goat.

In my speech today I plan on informing you on a brief history of the Cubs, what the billy goat curse is, and the fans reaction to the losing and the curse.

The Cubs' beat the Detroit Tigers in the 1907 and 1908 World Series; this would be the last time the cubs would win the World Series, a 95 year drought. The Cubs would go onto have some success in the following decade winning the pennant (their division) in 1910 and again in 1929 both times losing in the first round of the playoffs. Another pennant came their way in 1932 and this time they would go all the way to the World Series only to lose to the New York Yankees, on Babe Ruth's called shot. The Cubs would go onto win another pennant in 1935 and again in...