Los Angeles popcorn for New York bagels — a bet fit for October baseball.
With the New York Mets set to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Division Series, congressmen from the rival cities have wagered their districts’ delicacies on a run to the Fall Classic.
If the Mets win, U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington) will receive popcorn from Pauline’s Premier Sweets in Burbank, located within his fellow Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff’s district in California.
If Schiff’s Dodgers win, Israel will have fresh bagels flown in from New York.
“I hope that Adam will also consider sending a broom so that I can sweep his fancy L.A. popcorn off my floor in the same way my beloved Mets will sweep the Dodgers,” Israel said. “Let’s face it, once his team left New York, it was all downhill from there. Let’s go Mets.”
Schiff countered by saying, “There isn’t any question in my mind that the Boys in Blue will best the Loveable Losers, and I can already taste the delicious New York bagels that will be flown in the day the Mets blow it. I’m looking forward to seeing the Dodgers continue their hunt for Blue October after the Mets are long vanquished. Please make sure the lox is fresh, Steve.”
The Mets and Dodgers last squared off in the playoffs in 2006, with New York sweeping the division series 3-0.
Both New York (90-72) and Los Angeles (90-72) won their respective divisions in 2015.