Sunday, October 23, 2016

The Space Alien and the Billy Goat

In 1945, the Chicago Cubs made it to the World Series!   The Space Alien along with every sentient being was filled with the joy at the prospect of a World Series championship for our Cubbies.

But during that exciting series, the owner of Chicago's popular Billy Goat Tavern was asked to remove Murphy, his pet billy goat, whom he had brought to that game at Wrigley Field.  Later, in a fit of pique, he allegedly declared "Them Cubs, they ain't gonna win no more!"  and thus, the Curse of the Billy Goat was born.   (To learn more about this nefarious curse Click here.)

The Cubs lost the World Series to the Detroit Tigers that year, and since then have not won a World Series championship.  So it appears that the above "Curse of the Billy Goat" had indeed done its sad work.

The Space Alien decided to speak to Billy Goat Murphy about this.   At first Billy Goat Murphy was angry and defensive and tried to fight the Space Alien.  He wanted the Space Alien to go away and leave him alone!

Billy Goat Murphy was Angry at First

Sad, Conflicted Billy Goat Murphy

But the Space Alien didn't give up, and continued to talk softly to Billy Goat Murphy.  In their conversations it came out that Murphy  was also an ardent Cubs fan, and, indeed, had the power to undo the Curse of the Billy Goat.  But Murphy felt "stuck" and was therefore experiencing extreme feelings of conflict accompanied by severe anxiety and depression.

The Space Alien had studied psychoanalysis with Adler, Jung and  Freud, and urged Billy Goat Murphy to relax on a comfortable couch to share his feelings.  The Space Alien listened quietly, puffing on a lavender-scented electronic vapor cigar, until at last Murphy's  conflicts were resolved.
The Space Alien's Exclusive Photos of
Alfred Adler, Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung
A Relieved and Happy 
Billy Goat Murphy
Billy Goat Murphy's anxiety and depression were relieved as he came to see that the Curse of the Billy Goat was never intended to be a permanent impediment to a Cubs victory, and he happily lifted the Curse.

Now the Cubs may continue to play ball, unimpeded by that 70+ year old curse.   Fans watching the Cubs in their National League playoff games against the Los Angeles Dodgers surely noticed this! To read more about these exciting games, click here.

Work is Done; Time to Play!
Exclusive Photo, Courtesy John Levin

The Space Alien's work here was finished!

Giving one more mighty cheer for the Chicago Cubs, and, always hopeful of finding a partner for a catch, the Space Alien picked up a baseball and headed off into Deep Space!

But never fear; The Space Alien will return for the Championship Games to cheer the Chicago Cubs on to victory!