With Game One of the World Series just a day away, members of the Missouri and California Congressional delegations have more than just bragging rights on the line _ they’ve also placed some mouth-watering bets.
Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill on Monday promised to supply California Sen. Diane Feinstein with Arthur Bryant’s barbeque and beer from Kansas City’s Boulevard Brewing Company if the Royals don’t beat the San Francisco Giants in the World Series.
Feinstein had challenged fellow Democrat McCaskill to the bet last week. She wagered Petits Pains brioche, Boudin Bakery sourdough bread, Dungeness crab, Ghirardelli chocolates, Cowgirl Creamery cheese, and Anchor Steam beer.
“I think both of us are rightfully proud that our scrappy wildcard teams made it this far, but only one of us can win,” Feinstein wrote in a letter to McCaskill on Friday. “So welcome back to the World Series, a place where the Giants feel very at home. Good luck. You’ll need it. It is Orange October after all.”
The reply from McCaskill’s office on Monday said she looks forward to savoring the treats from Feinstein when the Royals win.
“Anyone who likes baseball and has watched this team has fallen in love,” McCaskill said. “I look forward to the Royals showing the Giants what the word team really means.”
The bets also are on in the U.S. House of Representatives.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., wagered basket of San Francisco’s finest chocolates on a Giants’ win, while Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo. staked a President’s Tray from Gates Bar B.Q. on a Royals victory.