Sam's World Series Game 1 preview-open thread's upcoming any minute now; start polishing your bats. Till then, this: The governor's office sends word that Rick Perry has, but of course, made a wager with Missouri Governor Jay Nixon concerning the outcome of Rangers-Cardinals. And it's not a terribly thrilling wager -- nothing involving the exchange of death-row inmates or illegal immigrants. Just a food thing:
"With all due respect to the Cardinals and their legendary fan base, it's really their bad luck that they're running up against the Texas Rangers, a team of destiny poised to win the World Series," Gov. Perry said. "The Cardinals have had a great run, but this is about the here and now, and as Gov. Nixon and his fellow Missourians are about to discover, you simply can't mess with Texas."
In the spirit of friendly competition, Gov. Perry has wagered world class Texas barbeque from the Salt Lick in Driftwood and Dr. Pepper. Gov. Nixon has wagered an order of St. Louis toasted ravioli, gourmet prosciutto salami and other meats, frozen custard, and a six-pack of Budweiser from Anheuser-Busch, which is headquartered in St. Louis.
"It will be a great day for the state of Missouri when the Redbirds wrap up the 11th World Championship in the team's storied history, the second most world championships of any major league baseball franchise," Gov. Nixon said. "I appreciate Gov. Perry's willingness to take on this wager, and I look forward to watching the Show-Me State win another historic series."
The Salt Lick? They have one of those in the Austin airport, ya know. (No Smitty's
? Louie Mueller
, even?) For Nixon's sake, I hope it's at least Dublin Dr Pepper.