NEW YORK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — All bets are on as the Mets gear up for their World Series run against the Kansas City Royals next week, and Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown is hungry for a win.
On Sunday, Brown issued a World Series wager with his Kansas counterpart, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker, with some pretty delicious stakes.
If the Royals win the series, Brown offered up a selection of heroes from Mama’s of Corona — a classic Italian-style deli famed for its New York Mets pride and its proximity to Citifield.
If the Mets take the 2015 title, Baker will owe Brown some classic Kansas City barbecue.
“As the New York Mets chewed through their competition during the playoffs to make it to the World Series,” said District Attorney Brown, in a statement. “I am now anticipating chewing on some tasty Kansas City barbecue in the post-baseball season.”
This isn’t the first time Brown’s bet a meal on the Mets this season. According to a statement issued Sunday, Brown won an earlier food challenge against Illinois’ Cook County state Attorney Anita Alvarez when the Mets took on the Chicago Cubs during the National League Championships.
Brown wasn’t the only official to bet on the Mets. Governor Andrew Cuomo also issued a wager today against Missouri Governor Jay Nixon. The two politicians have put a collection of prized merchandise from each state on the line, including commemorative hats and jerseys, coffee, wing sauce, craft beer and other local delicacies.
Earlier this week, California Rep. Adam Schiff sang ‘Meet the Mets’ on the House floor after losing a bet to New York Rep. Steve Israel after New York swept the Dodgers in the NCLS championships.