If the Tigers win, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) will give her colleagues chocolate from Ghirardelli, TCHO, and See's Candies, all in San Francisco. If the Giants win, Rep. John Dingell (Mich.) will give Pelosi a basket from Zingerman's Deli in Ann Arbor, Rep. John Conyers (Mich.) will give a "Motown" basket of Faygo soda and Better Made Chips from Detroit, and Rep. Sandy Levin (Mich.) will provide Pelosi with chocolate from Sanders Fudge, Gayle's Chocolates and Morley Candy. Levin will also give Pelosi Vernors soda, another product made in Michigan. Rep. Hansen Clarke (Mich.) will give Pelosi Coney Island-style hot dogs.
"I look forward to watching an exciting World Series with the Detroit Tigers, but I am confident that the spirit, heart, grit, and determination of this Giants team will bring them and the City of San Francisco another World Series ring," Pelosi said in a statement. "Detroit may be known for its Motown music, but Tiger fans will only be singing the blues while the Giants faithful celebrate our World Series victory with some fine Michigan delicacies."
Sens. Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, both Democrats from California, agreed to a bet with Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow, both of Michigan, on the World Series as well.
If the Tigers win, Feinstein and Boxer will give Ghiradelli chocolates as well as California wine. If the Giants win, Levin and Stabenow will give the senators from California chocolates from Sanders and wine from local Michigan wineries.
"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," Stabenow said in a separate statement. "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!"
The first game of the World Series is Wednesday night at 8 p.m.