Missouri Gov. Nixon bets on Cardinals to win World Series

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by Brendan Marks / KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on October 23, 2013 at 4:47 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 24 at 6:58 AM

(KMOV) – Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has bet Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick the Cardinals will beat the Boston Red Sox in the World Series, which starts Wednesday.

If the Cardinals lose, Nixon will have to send Patrick a four-pack of Cardinal Cream Soda from Fitz’s Bottling Company, a box of handcrafted chocolates from Bissinger’s Chocolates and an assortment of Italian baked goods from Missouri Baking Company on The Hill.

If the Redbirds win, Nixon will receive New England Clam Chowder from Legal Sea Foods, a selection of baked goods from Dancing Deer Baking Co. and a variety of Polar Beverages seltzers.

“After the aberration of 2004, I look forward to the world seeing our Cardinals putting things back in their rightful order with the Red Sox, just as they did in 1946 and 1967,” Gov. Nixon said. “Hoisting the trophy would be a fitting tribute to Baseball’s Perfect Knight, the late Stan Musial, and winning the wager with Gov. Patrick will cap off a great week of baseball.”

Nixon quipped if the Cards pull out the World Series victory he would also give Patrick some Tums - which are made in St. Louis – so he could “stomach the loss.”

“I thank the producers of these fine Massachusetts products but I don’t think my friend Governor Nixon will get to enjoy them,” said Gov. Patrick in a joint news release. “The team, the fans and the Commonwealth are ready for a great series with St. Louis—and a great victory.”

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