Nothing makes baseball better than gambling!
The final spot for the National League All-Star roster is up for grabs, and the governors of Hawaii andPennsylvania have made a friendly wager to rally online voting support for Phillies’ outfielder Shane Victorino, also known as the Flyin’ Hawaiian. Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle and Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell agreed to the stakes earlier today. To win, one state must vote for Victorino more than the other. Voting for the 2009 All-Star Game Sprint Final Vote takes place until Thursday, July 9 at 4:00 p.m. (EDT) on http://www.mlb.com or http://www.phillies.com.
The stakes: If Pennsylvania wins, Lingle sends eight cases of pineapples to Rendell. If Hawaii wins, Rendell sends Lingle eight cases of cheesesteaks.
Given that Pennsylvania has almost exactly ten times the population of Hawaii, I hope Lingle got odds. Of course, since cheesesteaks are about ten times better than pineapples, maybe those are the odds.