WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill today responded to California Senator Dianne Feinstein’s proposal of a friendly wager on the outcome of the 2014 World Series, which pits the Kansas City Royals against the San Francisco Giants.

McCaskill, confident in a Royals World Series victory after their recording-breaking 8-0 start in the playoffs, wagered Kansas City’s legendary Arthur Bryant’s BBQ, to be washed down with beer from Kansas City’s Boulevard Brewing Company. Feinstein wagered a number of Bay Area staples, including Petits Pains brioche, Boudin Bakery sourdough bread, Dungeness crab, Ghirardelli chocolates, Cowgirl Creamery cheese, and Anchor Steam beer—all of which McCaskill eagerly anticipates collecting at the end of the series.

“Anyone who likes baseball and has watched this team has fallen in love,” McCaskill said. “I look forward to the Royals showing the Giants what the word team really means.”

The Royals’ recent 4-0 sweep to defeat the Baltimore Orioles for the American League pennant, combined with an earlier win over the Oakland Athletics in the American League Wild Card game and a 3-0 sweep of the Los Angeles Angels, earned the team baseball’s first-ever 8-0 record in the playoffs. The Royals are 4-0 against California teams in this year’s playoffs and dominated the Giants in a 3-0 sweep when the teams last met in August in Kansas City.

Having been absent in the World Series for 29 years, the Royals’ 2014 Cinderella story has captivated baseball fans across Missouri and throughout the country – fans who will be heard loud and clear when the Royals take home the Series championship.