October 7, 2016

Mayor Emanuel Makes Friendly Wager On Outcome Of Cubs-Giants Series

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel today made a friendly wager with San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on the outcome of the MLB National League Division Series between the Chicago Cubs and the San Francisco Giants.

On the table are a variety of products from Chicago companies and organizations, including a bottle of single barrel bourbon from KOVAL Distillery, a growler of Bad Intentions beer from Vice District Brewing, a bottle of Somrus Indian Cream liqueur, ribs from Robinson’s No. 1 Ribs, baked goods from Misericordia Hearts & Flour Bakery, a cheesecake from Eli’s Cheesecake, a caramel cake from Angelica’s Bakery, 108 ounces of Prime Steaks from Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse, an assortment of soulful side dishes from MacArthur’s Restaurant and a container of Iris Botanicals Rejuvenating Hair Butter.

“The Cubs are the best team in baseball, and I fully expect Chicago to Fly the W. In the unlikely event that things don’t go our way, I am prepared to send a variety of Chicago delicacies to San Francisco,” said Mayor Emanuel. “I’ll also throw in a container of Chicago-made hair butter to help Mayor Lee grow his trademark mustache into a Jake Arrieta-like beard.”

Mayor Emanuel will also make a contribution to the charity of the San Francisco Mayor’s choice, should the wager somehow not end in Chicago’s favor.

San Francisco Mayor Lee is wagering Anchor Distilling’s Old Potrero, a local pot-distilled whiskey from a mash of 100% rye malt from the Potrero Hill neighborhood in San Francisco and whiskey from Seven Stills, a San Francisco distillery that makes each of their seven different whiskeys from a different hill in San Francisco and each of the bottles are all designed by local street artists. He will also make a contribution to the Becoming A Man program, which provides young men with quality mentoring opportunities.

The first game of the best-of-five series against the San Francisco Giants will take place tonight at 8:15 p.m. at Chicago’s Wrigley Field.