DC, Chicago mayors bet on Nats-Cubs games with beer, sausage

WASHINGTON — D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is betting Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel the Washington Nationals will emerge victorious in the National League Division Series against the Chicago Cubs — and will pony up a few D.C. delicacies should she lose.

Bowser is offering half-smokes from D.C. standby Ben’s Chili Bowl and DC Brau beer, according to a news release from her office on the “friendly wager” between the two Democratic mayors.

Emanuel is wagering sausage from Publican Quality Meats, prime bone-in rib-eye steaks from Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse and two growlers of Vice District Brewing Co’s Habitual beer.

“With our all-star lineup and home field advantage, I am confident that the Nationals will come out of this series victorious,” Bowser said in the release. “I was already looking forward to celebrating our win, and now I can also look forward to enjoying some of Chicago’s most delicious treats.”

The losing mayor will also donate to Puero Rico hurricane relief efforts, the release said.

The first of the best-of-five series begins Friday night at 7:31 p.m. at Nationals Park.

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Jack Moore

Jack Moore joined WTOP.com as a digital writer/editor in July 2016. Previous to his current role, he covered federal government management and technology as the news editor at Nextgov.com, part of Government Executive Media Group.

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