Lawmakers wager sushi, shellfish on World Series
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Democratic Reps. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffDemocrats want Mulvaney to testify in Trump impeachment probe Republicans seek to delay effort to censure Schiff after Cummings' death Schiff: Mulvaney comments on Ukraine aid have made things 'much, much worse' MORE (Calif.) and Joe KennedyJoseph (Joe) Patrick KennedyLawmakers from both sides of the aisle mourn Cummings Ocasio-Cortez taps supporters for donations as former primary opponent pitches for Kennedy The 13 House Democrats who back Kavanaugh's impeachment MORE III (Mass.) are betting a seafood dinner on the Tuesday opening game of the World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox in Fenway Park.

If the Dodgers emerge victorious, Kennedy will purchase the two legislators a shellfish dinner from Massachusetts. 


If the Red Sox beat the Dodgers, Schiff will treat Kennedy to a sushi dinner from his home state.

Kennedy represents the areas around Fenway, while Schiff is the representative for the area bordering Dodger Stadium.

"I grew up not far from Fenway as a long-suffering Boston Red Sox fan, and it is a sign of how deeply devoted I am to my constituents that I will be rooting for the Dodgers," Schiff said Tuesday in a statement announcing the wager. 

The ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee noted that the Red Sox beat the Dodgers in their last match-up but expressed confidence that "[t]his time, it's going to be Dodger Blue all the way."

"It’s been 30 years since the Dodgers won the series, which may not seem like that long to Sox fans, but as a point of reference, it’s almost as long as Joe has been alive," Schiff quipped.

Kennedy also expressed confidence in his team's chances.

"This World Series really comes down to one simple question: which team has Mookie Betts? Luckily, it would be the one with 115 wins this year and a 12-2 record in the World Series since the turn of the century," he said. 

"Unless Adam has shared some deeply classified information that I can’t access with Dave Roberts, my staff and I will be figuring out why LA insists on eating raw fish in a few weeks," Kennedy added.