Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Neil Wishinsky, chair of the Select Board of the Town of Brookline, Mass. recently placed a seafood wager on the Yankees-Red Sox American League Divison Series.
Saladino will deliver a basket of fresh oysters from Oyster Bay Harbor, home of President Theodore Roosevelt, to Brookline should the Red Sox win the division series. If the Yankees best their longtime rivals, Saladino will enjoy authentic New England Clam Chowder from Brookline — birthplace of President John F. Kennedy.
Saladino said, “The love of baseball transcends politics and brings people together. With all the division in Washington these days, this friendly wager brings together the presidential hometowns of a Republican and Democrat while sharing famous seafood that both New Yorkers and New Englanders love. No matter who wins the series, we can all revel in America’s favorite pastime. Go Yankees!”
Wishinsky said, “The Curse of the Bambino has long been broken and we look forward to the Red Sox advancing to the World Series this year. New England Clam Chowder is the best in the nation, and I look forward to enjoying fresh oysters from the home of Theodore Roosevelt.”
Although a die-hard Red Sox fan, Wishinsky originates from Queens, and much of his family resides in Plainview today, including his sister Jill Wishinsky. Brookline is the largest Town in Mass. and the Town of Oyster Bay is the third largest township in America.