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Former hot dog eating champ Kobayashi takes on a goat for the Cubs

The Cubs are a good team this year and are on pace to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2008.

However, for some fans, just having a really good team that has the talent to win it all isn’t enough. They need to reconcile with a historic moment that has changed the course of Cubs talk ever since.

Those fans want to reverse the curse.

In an effort to end the Billy Goat curse, famed professional eater Kobayashi teamed up with a couple other professional eaters and Chicago restaurant Taco in a Bag to eat a 40-pound goat.

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Sure, bringing the goat back to Wrigley didn’t work, and blowing up a 2003 baseball didn’t work. But eating a goat can’t hurt, right?

If nothing else, everyone gets to enjoy watching people eat copious amounts of food.

Whether it helped, or almost assuredly did not, the Cubs have a magic number of just three. They take the field Wednesday night against the Brewers at Wrigley in hopes of moving closer to the playoffs.