Press Releases

Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today sent a letter to Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) proposing a friendly wager on the outcome of the 2014 World Series, which pits Feinstein’s beloved San Francisco Giants against McCaskill’s Kansas City Royals.

Full text of the letter follows:

October 17, 2014

Dear Senator McCaskill,

For the third time in five seasons, the San Francisco Giants are back in the World Series!

With Travis Ishikawa’s 9th inning walk-off against the St. Louis Cardinals—already known as the “Blast that Rocked the Cove”—we dashed the hopes of the Cardinals. Now we’ll travel to the other end of Missouri to meet your state’s other franchise, the Kansas City Royals, and bring home the championship.

The Giants and our fans are simply the best. We have proven time and time again we find a way to win, no matter what. With players like Pablo “Kung Fu Panda” Sandoval at third, Hunter Pence in right, Buster Posey behind the dish and pitchers like Madison Bumgarner on the mound, I pity any team that must face us.

I am so confident that the Giants will win the World Series for the third time in five years that I offer the following wager from the Bay: Petits Pains brioche, Boudin Bakery sourdough bread, fresh Dungeness crab, a selection of Ghirardelli chocolate, Cowgirl Creamery cheese—and a case of Anchor Steam beer to wash it down. This feast, like our baseball prowess, epitomizes the greatness of San Francisco.

I think both of us are rightfully proud that our scrappy wildcard teams made it this far, but only one of us can win. So welcome back to the World Series, a place where the Giants feel very at home. Good luck. You’ll need it. It is Orange October after all.

I look forward to your prompt reply.



Dianne Feinstein
Giants fan and United States Senator