The friendly wagers on the series, which were made along party lines, had beer on the table. Both bets will most likely be repaid after Congress returns after the election.
Illinois’ Kirk taunted Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman over their bet and looked forward to the payoff. Portman wagered that if the Cubs won, he owed Kirk a case of Great Lakes Oktoberfest beer from Cleveland's Great Lakes Brewing Company.
Congrats to Joe Maddon, the best team in baseball, and a Cubs organization that finally put the goat out to pasture. — Senator Dick Durbin (@SenatorDurbin) November 3, 2016
Our #Cubs officially became 'Lovable Winners' with this spectacular World Series victory.— Senator Dick Durbin (@SenatorDurbin) November 3, 2016
Ohio Democrat Sherrod Brown bet Durbin that if the Cubs won, he would bring beer from Cleveland's Platform Brewing Company to Durbin.
Tough loss for the @Indians last night but we're proud of our team & the incredible year they had. They'll be back next year! #RallyTogether — Rob Portman (@senrobportman) November 3, 2016