Washington –-(ENEWSPF)–October 5, 2015. U.S. Senators Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) have placed a friendly bet on the MLB National League Wild Card game on Wednesday, October 7th. The game will feature a matchup between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Chicago Cubs – both teams vying for a spot in the National League Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Senators Toomey and Kirk have offered up home-state products. In addition, the losing Senator must wear the winning team’s t-shirt and model the apparel on social media.
“With Joe Maddon as manager and star players like Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant, the Cubs have been baseball’s most exciting team this year, and I look forward to seeing them get past the Pirates and into the NLDS,” Senator Kirk said. “I’m confident that with Jake Arrieta on the mound for the Cubs, I won’t be handing over any Lou Malnati’s deep dish or 312 beer to Pat next week.”
“After another outstanding season, Andrew McCutchen, Gerrit Cole, and the Bucs are about to make the Cubs walk the plank,” said Sen. Toomey. “Chicago has gone 107 years without making the World Series, and, in a few days, my friend Mark will see that number go up to 108. Throughout Buc Nation, we will be raising the Jolly Roger come Wednesday night.”
Sen. Kirk is offering:
- Lou Malnati’s deep dish pizza (Chicago, Ill.)
- 312 Beer (Chicago, Ill.)
Sen. Toomey is offering:
- Iron City Beer (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
- Pierogi Plus (McKees Rocks, Pa.)