FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 7, 2009
MAYOR BLOOMBERG AND MINNEAPOLIS MAYOR RYBAK MAKE FRIENDLY WAGER ON AMERICAN LEAGUE DIVISION SERIES BETWEEN YANKEES AND TWINS
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak today announced a friendly wager on the American League Division Series between the Yankees and the Twins. If the Yankees win, Mayor Rybak will send Mayor Bloomberg a bushel of Honeycrisp apples and a case of beer from the Surly Brewing Company. If the Twins win, Mayor Bloomberg will send Mayor Rybak an assortment of urban produce from the New York Botanical Garden and its Bronx community garden partners and a case of Brooklyn Lager. Every additional playoff game at Yankee Stadium pumps $5.7 million into the local economy and has a total economic impact of $11.9 million, according to New York City Economic Development Corporation.
"The Twins made a highly impressive season-end run to make the playoffs, culminating in last night's thrilling win," said Mayor Bloomberg. "But now it's playoff time, and tonight we welcome them to the Bronx. The Yankees have had an unbelievable season full of comebacks and milestones, and the next one will taste even sweeter with Minnesota's apples and beer."
Stu Loeser / Andrew Brent (212) 788-2958