Gov. Bruce Rauner offered Ohio Gov. John Kasich a “friendly wager” on the upcoming World Series between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians.
In a video posted to Rauner’s Facebook page Monday, the governor proposed the bet alongside Cubs chairman and owner Tom Ricketts outside Wrigley Field. In the video, Rauner called the 2016 Cubs a “team of destiny."
“John, let’s have a little friendly bet,” Rauner says. “How about let’s have a wager on the World Series starting tomorrow night in Cleveland.”
The Cubs clinched the National League pennant Saturday night at Wrigley Field with a 5-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Game one of the World Series will be held at Cleveland’s Progressive Field Tuesday because the American League won this year’s All Star Game.
“I’ll bet you that if the Cleveland Indians were victorious, I’ll bet you I’ll deliver to you a extra large, Chicago-style deep dish pizza and a case of terrific Chicago-brewed microbrew beer,” the governor added. “How about that John?”
Nevertheless, Rauner seemed confident the Cubs would clinch the series.
“You’re not going to get that delicious food and beer,” Rauner said. “We’re going to eat it here, because you know what? The Cubs are going to win.”
Kasich responded Monday on Twitter, confidently accepting Rauner’s wager.
“Now the governor of Illinois wants to make a bet with me assuming that the Cubs are going to win this World Series,” Kasich said. “Well, I’m going to match him in that bet because I know that the Indians are going to roll. And they’re going to roll not just for Cleveland, but for people all across the great Buckeye state.”
“If the Cubs 108 year drought comes to an end, I’ll send him some of the fan favorites from Cleveland,” he added.