World Series-Senators Wager

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Cuban pastries, citrus fruit and cheesecake are on

the line this World Series for Florida's two U.S. senators who made a

friendly wager with two of their Philadelphia colleagues.

U.S. Senators Mel Martinez and Bill Nelson bet Philadelphia Senators

Arlen Specter and Bob Casey Monday on the outcome of the

2008 World Series between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Philadelphia

Phillies.

The Florida senators will give a box of citrus, Cuban pastries, Ted

Peters Famous Smoked Fish, and copies of the Columbia

Restaurant Spanish Cookbook, while the Pennsylvania senators have

anted up Pat's Cheese steaks, soft pretzels, cheesecake, tasty

cakes and Herrs chips.

Nelson says he's "betting the Rays will make it to the White House

before either Obama or McCain."


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