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Jerry Brown bets pizza on World Series; Jay Nixon offers ribs

In this Jan. 24, 2013, file photo, lawmakers applaud Gov. Jerry Brown as he enters the Assembly Chambers to give his State of the State address at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif.
In this Jan. 24, 2013, file photo, lawmakers applaud Gov. Jerry Brown as he enters the Assembly Chambers to give his State of the State address at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. AP

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.

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.

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