The governors of New York and Missouri have a wager on the World Series.
In the same tradition, the district attorneys of Queens, home to the Mets, and Jackson County, Missouri, home to the Kansas City Royals, also have made "a bet."
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and his Missouri counterpart, Jay Nixon, announced Sunday a wager on the Fall Classic matchup.
A major part of the wager between Cuomo and Nixon is that the governor from the losing team's state will wear the winning team's jersey to work.
The wager between district attorneys -- Richard A. Brown of Queens and Jean Peters Baker of Jackson County -- has the winner getting specialty homemade hero sandwiches from Mama's of Corona or slabs of ribs from Kansas City's Gates Bar-B-Q.
The governors' wager also includes several more items.
If the Royals lose, Nixon will send Cuomo a commemorative jersey from the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, a Kansas City landmark; a bag of 20th anniversary platinum edition blend coffee from The Roasterie in Kansas City; barbecue ribs from Kansas City's Gates BBQ; and a Ford F-150 baseball cap, to signify Missouri's role at the forefront of the American auto industry. (The Ford F-150 pickup assembly plant is in Kansas City.)
If the Mets lose, Cuomo will send Nixon a cap from the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown; bagels from Jrs Bagel factory in Oakland Gardens, Queens; Anchor Bar wings sauce from western New York; Gianelli's hot Italian sausage from central New York; and wine, spirits and craft beers from the state's burgeoning craft beverage industry, including Toasted Lager from Long Island's Blue Point Brewing Co.