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Sports News
Texas Governor's Office
News Release
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Gov. Perry Places Friendly World Series Wager with Missouri Gov. Nixon

 

Austin, Texas - Gov. Rick Perry has placed a friendly wager with Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon over the outcome of the 2011 World Series, which begins tonight between the Texas Rangers and the St. Louis Cardinals.

 

"With all due respect to the Cardinals and their legendary fan base, it's really their bad luck that they're running up against the Texas Rangers, a team of destiny poised to win the World Series," Gov. Perry said. "The Cardinals have had a great run, but this is about the here and now, and as Gov. Nixon and his fellow Missourians are about to discover, you simply can't mess with Texas."

 

In the spirit of friendly competition, Gov. Perry has wagered world class Texas barbeque from the Salt Lick in Driftwood and Dr. Pepper. Gov. Nixon has wagered an order of St. Louis toasted ravioli, gourmet prosciutto salami and other meats, frozen custard, and a six-pack of Budweiser from Anheuser-Busch, which is headquartered in St. Louis.

 

"It will be a great day for the state of Missouri when the Redbirds wrap up the 11th World Championship in the team's storied history, the second most world championships of any major league baseball franchise," Gov. Nixon said. "I appreciate Gov. Perry's willingness to take on this wager, and I look forward to watching the Show-Me State win another historic series."

 

The 2011 World Series began on Wednesday at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.






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