October 18, 2011


Mayor Cluck Enters into a World Series Wager with St. Louis Mayor

After finding out that the Texas Rangers will battle the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2011 World Series, Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck on Tuesday announced the stakes of this year’s World Series wager with St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay.

As has become tradition in Arlington, Mayor Cluck has agreed to send local food favorites from Olenjack’s Grille, Spring Creek Barbeque, and Marquez Bakery should the Cardinals defeat the Rangers in the baseball championship. But Mayor Cluck has so much faith in the Rangers that he’s throwing in Nolan Ryan steaks, too.

“It’s always fun to make a friendly wager,” said Mayor Cluck. “It’s a way to show support for our team. We believe the Texas Rangers’ winning streak will continue to a World Series victory and this year, in addition to some great Texas barbeque, we’re raising the ante with Nolan Ryan steaks.”

The package Mayor Cluck expects to see in Texas courtesy of Mayor Slay includes Pi pizza, Pappy's barbeque, Park Avenue gooey butter cake, Crown Candy Kitchen chocolate, Schlafly beer, and a St. Louis Symphony Orchestra CD.

Mayor Slay will be disappointed if he has to miss out on Arlington’s food package, especially the Nolan Ryan steaks.

"I'm looking forward to enjoying the Nolan Ryan steaks after the St. Louis Cardinals win the team's 11th World Series," said Mayor Slay. "Our city is known for its baseball first, but its great food is a close second. We're so confident that the Cardinals will win that we are willing to wager a ‘Taste of St. Louis’ package.”

The World Series begins Wednesday, Oct. 19, in St. Louis for Games 1 and 2 before the teams travel to Texas for Games 3, 4, and 5 (if necessary). Games 6 and 7 would be played in St. Louis if needed.


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