10/05/2004 7:53 PM ET
Anaheim, Boston mayors announce ALDS wager
Lobster, chili peppers among items on table
ANAHEIM -- City of Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle
announced today that he and Mayor Thomas M. Menino of Boston have made a
friendly wager as the Boston Red Sox and Anaheim Angels prepare to meet
in the American League Division Series.
Continuing a longstanding tradition amongst mayors, if the Angels defeat
the Red Sox, Mayor Menino has offered to send Mayor Pringle a Legal
Seafoods dinner comprised of four fresh, live Legal lobsters; 36
Littleneck steamer clams; four pints of our award-winning New England
clam chowder with oyster crackers; bibs, claw-crackers, wetnaps and
cooking instructions. Mayor Menino is also including a feast from
Dunkin Donuts, including: 11 lbs. of 'America's Best Coffee' and 11
Boston Kreme Donuts.
If Boston defeats the Angels, Mayor Pringle will send Mayor Menino a
crate of oranges, a crate of Anaheim chile peppers, a bottle of
California red wine from The Catch Restaurant and a keg of Anaheim Pale
Ale from JT Schmid's.
"This is the first Anaheim Angels team to win the tough American League
Western Division in 18 seasons. And, we are keenly aware that Boston
stopped our drive to the World Series that year," said Mayor Pringle.
"We are excited and proud that our Anaheim Angels have returned to the
post-season and look forward to a hard-fought series with the formidable
Boston Red Sox."
"This year, the Red Sox have given the fans of Boston and New England
hours of excitement and drama," Mayor Menino said. "I want to join all
of Red Sox nation in wishing our Red Sox the best of luck in our quest
towards a World Championship victory for Boston. We all hope the result
will be the same as the last time the Red Sox and Angels met in the
playoffs - with a big Boston win."
Games Two of the American League Division Series will be played at Angel
Stadium of Anaheim on Wednesday, Oct. 6. Game Three will be played
Friday, Oct. 8 at Boston's Fenway Park. Game Four, if necessary, also
will be played in Boston on Saturday, Oct. 9, and Game Five in Anaheim
on Sunday, Oct. 10.
This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.