JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KSDK) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is making a friendly wager with Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick on the outcome of the 2013 World Series.
If the Boston Red Sox win, Gov. Nixon will send Gov. Patrick a four-pack of Cardinal Cream Soda from Fitz's Bottling Company, a box of chocolates from Bissinger's Chocolates, and baked goods from Missouri Baking Company on The Hill.
If the St. Louis Cardinals win, Gov. Patrick will send Gov. Nixon New England Clam Chowder from Legal Sea Foods, baked goods from Dancing Deer Baking Company, 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."
Gov. Nixon says he may even throw in St. Louis-made Tums "to help Gov. Patrick settle his stomach after watching the Cardinals triumph over the Red Sox."
World Series Game 1 begins at 7:07 p.m. Wednesday.