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Mayor Bowser and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Set Friendly Wager on Outcome of Nationals-Cubs Series

Friday, October 6, 2017

(Washington, DC) – Today, Mayor Bowser made a friendly wager with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on the outcome of the Major League Baseball National League Division Series between the Washington Nationals and the Chicago Cubs. The Mayors will wager local delicacies on the outcome of the series, and the losing Mayor will also make a donation to Puerto Rico hurricane relief efforts. Mayor Bowser is wagering half-smokes from Ben’s Chili Bowl and DC Brau beer.

“With our all-star lineup and home field advantage, I am confident that the Nationals will come out of this series victorious,” said Mayor Bowser. “I was already looking forward to celebrating our win, and now I can also look forward to enjoying some of Chicago’s most delicious treats.”

Mayor Emanuel is wagering sausage from Publican Quality Meats, prime bone-in ribeye steaks from Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse, and two growlers of Vice District Brewing Co’s Habitual beer.

“The Chicago Cubs are on a roll, and there is no doubt that they will Fly the W and take the series,” said Mayor Emanuel. “But in the extremely unlikely event that the Cubs are not victorious, I thought my friend Mayor Bowser would enjoy some great local delicacies from the best restaurant city in America.”

The first game of the best-of-five series against the Chicago Cubs will take place tonight at 7:31 pm ET at Nationals Park.