Ohio, Illinois governors place bets over Cubs-Indians series

Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House in Washington, Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. Kasich discussed the presidential campaign, TPP and other topics, following a meeting with the president in the Oval Office. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The governors of Illinois and Ohio have bet each other cases of beer, pizza and other ballpark favorites ahead of the World Series contest between the Cubs and the Indians.

In a Monday tweet on his Twitter page , Republican Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner wagered an extra-large Chicago-style deep-dish pizza and a case of microbrew beer from Chicago if the Indians win.

In a Monday response on his Twitter page , Ohio Gov. John Kasich returned his fellow Republican’s challenge, saying he would send Rauner “fan favorites” should the Cubs win.

A Kasich spokeswoman says those would include items such as local beer, ballpark mustard from Cleveland and other products from the city.

The series begins Tuesday in Cleveland. The Indians are seeking their first World Series title since 1948, while the Cubs haven’t won the championship since 1908.


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