10.27.15

SCHUMER, MCCASKILL MAKE HIGH-STAKES WAGER IN ROYALS VS. METS WORLD SERIES CONTEST

U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer of New York and Claire McCaskill of Missouri today made a friendly wager on the outcome of the 2015 World Series, which pits the Kansas City Royals against the New York Mets.  

If the Royals win, Schumer has pledged to tweet a photo of himself wearing a Royals t-shirt while riding a bike through New York City. Schumer has also pledged a $100 donation to MLB Urban Youth Academy at 18th and Vine in Kansas City.

If the Mets win, McCaskill has pledged to tweet a photo of a Mets flag flying outside her home. McCaskill has also pledged a $100 donation to Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Corona, Queens. Our Lady of Sorrows Church, which serves thousands of parishioners, tragically burned down in January of this year. The beloved church is in the process of being rebuilt and this donation will go towards the restoration efforts.

"It's been almost three decades of waiting for Mets fans, but I am confident this team has the talent to bring the World Series back to Queens -- and the ball won't even need to get by Buckner this time," said Schumer. "From deGrom to Murphy to Cespedes, these Mets have been nothing short of amazin', making fans of all ages believe again. I cannot wait to see Claire's house decked out in orange and blue."

“For the second year in a row, the Kansas City Royals are showing the country that when it comes to baseball, we are not flyover country,” McCaskill said. “This year we need to finish the job, with our never-give-up, never-say-die determination, I'm confident that Senator Schumer will be wearing Royal blue in the Big Apple soon.”

The Royals, in their second consecutive World Series appearance after a 29 year absence, defeated Toronto Blue Jays in a 4-2 series for the American League pennant. The Mets arrive at the World Series contest fresh off a 4-0 sweep of the Chicago Cubs for the National League Pennant.

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