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California, Michigan Senators Place Friendly Wager on 2012 World Series

Series between San Francisco Giants, Detroit Tigers begins tonight

Washington—California Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer today placed a friendly wager with Michigan Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow on the outcome of the World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Detroit Tigers. The first game of the series will be played tonight in San Francisco.

Senators Feinstein and Boxer will be wagering San Francisco’s world-famous Ghirardelli chocolates and a selection of California’s award-winning wines, while Senators Levin and Stabenow will be wagering chocolates from Michigan’s beloved Sanders and wine from Michigan’s world-class wineries.

Senator Feinstein said, “Giants fans are thrilled our team is headed to the World Series against Detroit. We will root, root, root for our great home team. GO Giants!!!”

Senator Boxer said, “The Giants have shown throughout the season that they never quit, and I am looking forward to a hard-fought series that ends with another victory parade down Market Street in San Francisco.”

Senator Levin said, “The Giants have shown plenty of determination in their tough road to the World Series. But they are going to more than meet their match in Justin Verlander, Miguel Cabrera and their fabulous teammates. I plan to celebrate a Tigers victory with some tasty California treats, courtesy of Senators Boxer and Feinstein.”

Senator Stabenow said, “I know I speak for the entire state when I say I’m so proud of the Tigers for their success this year and wish them luck in the World Series.  Sorry Giants fans, but with Miguel Cabrera winning baseball’s first Triple Crown in over 40 years, Prince Fielder blasting home runs and Justin Verlander dominating opposing hitters, the Tigers are going to bring the title back to Michigan!”