FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 4, 2005
MAYOR BLOOMBERG AND ANAHEIM MAYOR CURT PRINGLE ANNOUNCE "FRIENDLY WAGER" ON AMERICAN LEAGUE DIVISION SERIES
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle today announced a "friendly wager" on the Yankees-Angels American League Division Series. The series gets underway tonight at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
"I hear Anaheim is lovely this time of year, but is there anything better than October baseball at Yankee Stadium?" said Mayor Bloomberg. "This year's team is like all the great Yankee teams - they never quit. But if, on account of some fluke, or owing to some fallen angel, Anaheim comes out on top, I will send some of New York's best to the people of Anaheim, including two dozen hot dogs from Nathan's Famous, two pounds each of pastrami, corned beef and brisket, three loaves of jumbo seedless rye bread and two pounds of mustard from Katz's Deli, and two Pizza alla Vodka pies from Goodfella's Brick Oven Pizza and Pasta. And for dessert, one 2.5 gallon container of Lemon Ice from the Lemon Ice King of Corona and plenty of cake from Parrilla Latina."
"We look forward to a hard-fought series against the American League East Division Champion New York Yankees and congratulate them on their success this season," said Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle. "But, we're confident that the Angels will benefit from having the Anaheim home field advantage and ultimately prevail against the Yankees as they did in 2002."
If the Angels are unsuccessful in advancing in the playoffs, Mayor Pringle will offer Mayor Bloomberg items that reflect the true spirit of Anaheim and Orange County.
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