For Immediate Release - October 23, 2013

Governor Patrick Announces World Series Wager With Missouri Governor Nixon

BOSTON – Tuesday, October 22, 2013 – Governor Deval Patrick and Missouri Governor Jay Nixon today announced a friendly wager in advance of tomorrow’s World Series opener between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals.

Under the terms of the wager, if the Red Sox win, Governor Nixon will donate a four-pack of Cardinal Cream Soda from Fitz’s Bottling Company in the Delmar Loop; a box of chocolates from Bissinger’s Chocolates; and an assortment of Italian baked goods from Missouri Baking Company on the Hill. If the Cardinal’s win, Governor Patrick will donate New England Clam Chowder from Legal Sea Foods; a variety of beverages from Polar Beverages; and a selection of baked goods from Dancing Deer Bakery Co. in Boston.

"I thank the producers of these fine Massachusetts products but I don't think my friend Governor Nixon will get to enjoy them," said Governor Patrick.  "The team, the fans and the Commonwealth are ready for a great series with St. Louis -- and a great victory.”

“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,” said Governor Nixon. “Hoisting the trophy would be a fitting tribute to Baseball’s Perfect Knight, the late Stan Musial, and winning the wager with Governor Patrick will cap off a great week of baseball.”

Game one of the 2013 World Series starts tomorrow at 8:07 p.m. (ET).

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