PA Sen. Pat Toomey and IL Sen. Mark Kirk will be glued to the TV screen on Wednesday night for the National League Wild Card game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs after laying down a friendly wager on the outcome.
The loser will have to model the winning team’s apparel on social media, while serving up a hometown meal to the victor.
Toomey has offered Iron City Beer and Pierogi Plus, while Kirk has promised to serve a Chicago staple, Lou Malnati’s deep dish pizza, with some 312 Beer.
“After another outstanding season, Andrew McCutchen, Gerrit Cole, and the Buccos are about to make the Cubs walk the plank,” said Sen. Toomey. “Chicago has gone 107 years without making the World Series, and, in a few days, my friend Mark will see that number go up to 108. Throughout Buc Nation, we will be raising the Jolly Roger come Wednesday night.”
Kirk, however, is positive Toomey got this one wrong.
“With Joe Maddon as manager and star players like Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant, the Cubs have been baseball’s most exciting team this year, and I look forward to seeing them get past the Pirates and into the NLDS,” Senator Kirk said. “I’m confident that with Jake Arrieta on the mound for the Cubs, I won’t be handing over any Lou Malnati’s deep dish or 312 beer to Pat next week.”
The winner of the NL Wild Card game will advance to a 5-game series with the St. Louis Cardinals.