The goat, named Wrigley of course, is supposed to break a curse that has supposedly been in place since 1945 — when the owner of Chicago's Billy Goat Tavern and his goat were kicked out of the stadium. "Them Cubs, they aren't gonna win no more," Billy Sianis reportedly told club officials. The team hasn't been back to the World Series since.
Meanwhile, another animal has made some long-distance news. In China, a stray dog followed cyclists more than 1,100 miles and over 12 mountains as they raced from Sichuan province to Tibet.
She was fed one day by one of the racers, and apparently decided to tag along the rest of the way. Now known as Xiao Sa (which China Daily sayscombines the world "little" with the last syllable of Lhasa), she's since been adopted by one of the riders "and received a clean bill of health from a veterinarian after her long, eventful journey," according to ABC News.