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PR- 382-05
October 4, 2005


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.

  • A crate of Anaheim chili peppers

  • A crate of Sunkist California oranges

  • Merchandise from Disneyland's 50th Anniversary, including a pair of golden Mickey Mouse ears

  • An autographed script from Fox Broadcasting Co.'s hit show "The OC"

  • A surfboard from Huntington Beach-based Jack's Surfboards

  • A Halo Hybrid Utility Club from Cleveland Golf in Huntington Beach

  • $50 in gift certificates from Anaheim-based Pacific Sunwear

  • Surf apparel from Newport Beach-based Toes on the Nose

  • Sunglasses from San Juan Capistrano-based Hoven Sunglasses

  • Swimwear from Newport Beach-based Tyler Rose Swimwear

  • A gift basket from Orange County-based Diedrich's Coffee

  • A case of boysenberry jam and a bucket of Mrs. Knott's chicken from Knott's Berry Farm


Edward Skyler / Jonathan Werbell   (212) 788-2958

John James Nicoletti (City of Anaheim)   (714) 765-5060

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