State leaders wager of Cubs vs. Mets Series

CHICAGO -- Illinois State Senate President John J. Cullerton today accepted a challenge from New York State Senator Joe Addabbo, Citi Field’s senator, as the Chicago Cubs take on the New York Mets in the National League Championship Series.  Illinois State Senator Heather Steans, State Representatives Greg Harris, Sara Feigenholtz, Kelly Cassidy and Ann Williams joined President Cullerton in the friendly wager on the outcome of the series.  
“We’re going to bet the members of the New York Senate that the Cubs will edge the Mets in the NLCS. The Friendly Confines have lived up to their name all year long for the Cubs, and I’m confident this series will be no different.”
Losers will send the winning team their city-style pizza and wear winner’s apparel on their respective chamber floor to congratulate the winner.  
“The entire borough of Queens, and New York City as a whole, has been so captivated by the Mets as we watch them play for a championship,” said Addabbo. “What better way to make the stakes even higher than by involving our fellow legislators and baseball fans in Chicago? For us New Yorkers, the Mets’ championship run is about more than just baseball; it’s about having pride in our city and our state, and I know that Chicago feels the same way. New York and Chicago are two cities that both share the incredible privilege of being known as cultural and historical icons, as well as having legitimate baseball history. Let’s continue our excitement and show Chicago what we’re all about as we root for our hometown team.”
“Some consider Chicago the Second City, but we can all agree on two things: New York is second in baseball and pizza.” said Senate President Cullerton.  
The series begins tomorrow, October 17 at 7:07 p.m. Central Time at Citi Field.