FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 11, 2006
MAYOR BLOOMBERG AND ST. LOUIS MAYOR FRANCIS SLAY ANNOUNCE FRIENDLY WAGER ON NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and St. Louis Mayor Francis G. Slay today placed a friendly wager on the outcome of the National League Championship Series between the New York Mets and the St. Louis Cardinals. The series kicks off tonight at Shea Stadium.
If the Mets win, Mayor Slay will send a care package of St. Louis products to Mayor Bloomberg in New York, including two Imo's thin-style pizzas, toasted ravioli from the Pasta House Company, and a gift basket from Bissinger's Chocolate. If the Cardinals win, Mayor Bloomberg will send Italian subs from Leo's Latticini and Mama's of Corona, ice cream from Eddie's Sweet Shop in Forest Hills, a pizza alla vodka and the Smokin' Goodfella pizza from Goodfella's Pizzeria on Staten Island, a case of Brooklyn Lager, and a tub of lemon ice from the Lemon Ice King in Corona.
"Twenty years after their last World Series, the Mets are once again on their way to a championship," said Mayor Bloomberg. "While we are wagering some of New York's finest food, I am betting that Carlos Delgado, Carlos Beltran, David Wright and the rest of the Mets will beat the Cardinals - and the only way that Mayor Slay is going to taste our pizza, ice cream, beer, Italian subs and ices is by coming to New York in person."
"After defeating the Padres with relative ease, I am confident the Cardinals will beat the Mets and compete in the World Series for the second time in the last three years," said Mayor Slay.
Stu Loeser / Matthew Kelly (212) 788-2958
Ed Rhode (Mayor Slay) (314) 622-3201