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PR- 268-04
October 12, 2004


Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino today announced a "friendly wager" on the New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox American League Championship Series.  The series gets underway tonight at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.

"Ahh, the rites of fall - leaves changing, the Yankees in the World Series and New Yorkers noshing on great Boston food courtesy of the Red Sox," said Mayor Bloomberg.  "The people at the Bowery Mission really enjoyed your clambake last year, and we look forward to the best Beantown has to offer again this year.  Here are some New York delicacies from Katz's Delicatessen to get your mouth watering:  two pounds each of pastrami, corned beef and brisket  (I know how much Mayor Menino enjoys a good brisket), a dozen knishes, three loaves of jumbo seedless rye bread, two pounds of mustard and a bucket of sour pickles to go with your sour grapes.  And for dessert, a couple of cheesecakes from world famous Juniors Restaurant in Brooklyn.  But don't get your hopes up, the boys in the Bronx will make sure you never taste this food."

"We are on a roll. With last week's sweep of the Angels and a few days of practice and rest, the Red Sox are in good shape to take on the Yankees," Mayor Menino said. "With the pitching power of Curt Schilling, Keith Foulke, and Pedro Martinez; the hitting power of David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez, and Johnny Damon; and the defensive skills of Orlando Cabrera, Pokey Reese, and Gabe Kapler, a world championship is on its way to Red Sox nation this year.  With the knowledge that we will be the series' victors, I have no hesitations about offering all of Boston's best to Mayor Bloomberg,"

Mayor Menino offered up the following: 

  • An authentic New England Clam bake for four including lobsters, steamers, shrimp and clam chowder from Yankee Lobster;

  • One case (10 lbs.) of Pearl Country Club ¼ lb. all beef natural casing frankfurters;

  • One "You're a real winner" bouquet of balloons from Geneva Balloons;

  • One case of Harpoon IPA;

  • A case of Sam Adams Boston Lager;

  • One case of Lobster Ravioli from Serino's in Hyde Park;

  • "Congratulations, watch out next time" marble cake with white butter cream icing decorated with grey and blue pin stripes and Yankees logo from Dutchmaid Bakery in Dorchester;

  • One case of coffee cake featuring red white and blue Patriot Coffee Cake from My Grandma's Coffee Cake in Hyde Park; 

  • Boston Cream Pie, the official dessert of the State of Massachusetts, from the Omni Parker House Hotel, where it was invented;

  • Reverse the Curse Cookies from the Dancing Deer Baking Company in Roxbury;

  • Two pounds of homemade milk chocolate baseballs from Phillips Candy in Dorchester;

  • Two gallons of Boston homemade creamy ice cream from Ron's Ice Cream in Hyde Park;

  • A dozen Boston Pretzels baked at the Boston Pretzel Bakery in Jamaica Plain. And Homemade angel hair pasta dinner fine linguini noodle served in "RED SOX" clam sauce from Spinelli's in East Boston.


Edward Skyler / Jordan Barowitz   (212) 788-2958

Seth Gitell (City of Boston Mayor’s Office)   (617) 635-4461

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