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Ohio, Illinois Govs' World Series Bet: Beer ... Mustard?

Pizza for Bruce Rauner, 'fan favorites' like ballpark mustard for John Kasich
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 25, 2016 1:11 AM CDT
Ohio, Illinois Governors Place World Series Bets
Members of the Chicago Cubs warm up on Monday during a team practice for the upcoming World Series against the Cleveland Indians in Cleveland.   (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

(Newser) – The governors of Illinois and Ohio have bet each other cases of beer, pizza, and other ballpark favorites ahead of the World Series contest between the Cubs and the Indians. In a Monday tweet, Republican Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner wagered an extra-large Chicago-style deep-dish pizza and a case of microbrew beer from Chicago if the Indians win, the AP reports. But "you're not going to get that delicious food and beer," Rauner said. "We're going to eat it here. Because you know what? The Cubs are going to win."

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich returned his fellow Republican's challenge, also acknowledging the bet in a tweet and noting he would send Rauner "fan favorites" should the Cubs end their 108-year title drought. "I'm gonna match him in that bet because I know the Indians are going to roll, and they're going to roll not just for Cleveland but for people all across the great Buckeye State," he said. A Kasich spokeswoman says the "fan favorites" would include items such as local beer, ballpark mustard from Cleveland, and other products from the city. The series begins Tuesday in Cleveland. (Read more World Series stories.)

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