From Bambinos to Billy Goats, Merkle to Snodgrass, baseball history is full of curses and missteps, bobbles and blunders. For some, decades of misfortune become an identity, alongside a love for the game that cannot be rationalized or explained. The goats of baseball past become symbolic representations of prior shortcomings. Reminders of dropped balls, close calls, what was and could have been.
How sweet it is to finally get that Goat.