Press Release

Cheesesteaks for Cheesecakes: New York and Pennsylvania Senators Wager on Yankees-Phillies World Series

Oct 26, 2009

the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies set to begin the
World Series Wednesday night in New York, U.S. Senators Charles E.
Schumer (D-NY), Arlen Specter (D-PA), Bob Casey (D-PA), and Kirsten
Gillibrand (D-NY) today announced that they have made a bet on the
outcome of the series. The winners of the bet will receive a supply of
delicacies from the loser’s home state, cheesesteaks from Philadelphia
or Junior’s cheesecakes from New York.

give Senators Specter and Casey credit for sticking with their team but
I can already taste those delicious Philly cheesesteaks,” Schumer said.
“And even though the Phillies won the World Series last year, there’s
no comparing the Yankees’ 26 World Series victories to the Phillies
two. When the dust settles, I am confident that the Yankees will be
victorious and Senator Gillibrand and I will be enjoying our Philly

great to see the Bronx Bombers back in the World Series with so many
familiar faces from their storied run in the 1990’s,” Specter said. 
“Unfortunately for the Yankees, tradition alone will do them little
good against Charlie Manuel’s fearsome lineup.  I look forward to
enjoying the New York cheesecakes, although nothing will be as sweet as
the Phillies’ back-to-back titles.”

impressive performances in both the National League Division and
Championship series, I am confident that the Phillies are well on their
way to becoming back-to-back World Series Champions,” said Senator
Casey. “If the Phillies keep up their extraordinary efforts at the
plate, on the mound and in the field, it is only a matter of time until
Senator Specter and I are able to enjoy some delicious cheesecake.”

look forward to a great World Series and enjoying a cheese steak to
celebrate the Yankee victory with my friends Senators Casey and
Specter,” said Senator Gillibrand. “It should be a terrific matchup
between two great organizations, but I give the edge to the Bronx
Bombers. The last team to win back-to-back World Series championships
was our Yankees – that record will hold strong this year. Their lineup
and pitching is superb and New York does have the best fans in the
world.  Go Yankees!”

is the Yankees first trip to the World Series since 2003. The Phillies
won the World Series in 2008.  The Yankees and Phillies played the
World Series in 1950, and the Yanks swept in 4 games.