The World Series gets underway tonight in Detroit, with the National League Champion St. Louis Cardinals taking on the American League Champion Tigers. And, as is often the case, the Fall Classic has led to friendly wagers being made by Governors of the states involved. In this year’s case, it’s Governor Matt Blunt placing a bet with Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm. If the Cards lose, Blunt will put on a Tigers jersey, hold a sign that says “Jim Leyland is my Tiger” and consume a Lil’ Caesars Pizza washed down by Vernor’s Ginger Ale. Leyland is the Detroit Manager, by the way. Blunt will also have to call a Detroit radio show and sing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.” If the Tigers lose, Granholm will have to put on an Albert Pujols jersey, enjoy a Missouri branded Angus steak and a choice of Missouri wine, Bud Select, or Fitz’s Root Beer, and read the first chapter of the book, “Three Nights in August,” about Redbirds’ Manager Tony LaRussa. And, she’ll have to call a St. Louis radio show.
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