Politicians Opt to Swap Sweets, Brews and ‘Cue in World Series Bets
Whichever club clinches the best-of-seven World Series — be it the back-after-nearly-three-decades Kansas City Royals or the ring-collecting San Francisco Giants — stands to earn their respective congressional delegations a humdinger of a celebratory feast.
Democrats in both chambers have seized on the season-ending baseball saga (Game 1 is scheduled for Tuesday at 8:07 p.m. in Kansas City, Missouri) as an opportunity to talk smack to one another and trumpet their most prized regional spoils.
Over in the House, Minority Leader and self-styled cacao connoisseur Nancy Pelosi of California would presumably treat Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver II of Missouri to a basket of gourmet confections should the Royals complete their Cinderella story.
Cleaver has countered with the promise of a president’s platter from Gates Bar-B-Q, which is renowned for its pork ribs and burnt ends.
“I don’t usually gamble, but I will make an exception and wager some of the finest barbecue Kansas City, Missouri, has to offer,” Cleaver said in a statement. “Victory shall be sweet indeed.”
Senators upped the ante significantly, throwing craft brews and artisan breads into the mix.
“Anyone who likes baseball and has watched this team has fallen in love,” McCaskill said in a press release. “I look forward to the Royals showing the Giants what the word team really means.”
Feinstein appears to be the most confident of ‘em all, offering up a veritable smorgasbord of grains, dairy, seafood and dessert for McCaskill.
Feinstein’s proposed prize pack includes:
- Brioche bread from Petits Pain.
- Sourdough from Boudin Bakery.
- Fresh Dungeness crab.
- Ghirardelli Chocolate.
- Artisan cheese from Cowgirl Creamery.
- A case of Anchor Steam beer from Anchor Brewing.
“This feast, like our baseball prowess, epitomizes the greatness of San Francisco,” Feinstein asserted in a release.
Let the games begin.