In the tradition of friendly bets made by politicians on their sports teams in big games, the World Series offers this: California Gov. Jerry Brown put pizza on the San Francisco Giants and Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is offering ribs.
Tuesday’s wager was announced on – where else – Twitter, hours before the Giants and Kansas City Royals begin the first game of the series.
From Brown: “Friendly #WorldSeries wager w/@GovJayNixon: Dinner @ Tommaso’s, home of SF’s oldest wood-fired pizza oven. #OrangeOctober #GoGiants”
Nixon was more explicit about how many people Brown could feed, should the Giants win – and with what sides.
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He wrote, “I've wagered a ribs dinner for 4 w/ all the fixins + yammer pie @GatesBBQ w/ @JerryBrownGov on a #Royals #WorldSeries win. #TaketheCrown”
A “yammer pie,” according to Kansas City’s Gates Bar-B-Q, is made of yams and is similar to a sweet potato pie.
Call David Siders, Bee Capitol Bureau, (916) 321-1215. Follow him on Twitter @davidsiders.