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Our own Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston's Mayor Thomas Menino have once again made a "friendly wager" about the ALCS match-up between the Yankees and Red Sox. Mayor Menino is offerig up:

-An authentic New England Clam bake for four including lobsters, steamers, shrimp and clam chowder from Yankee Lobster;
- One case (10 lbs.) of Pearl Country Club ¼ lb. all beef natural casing frankfurters;
- One "You're a real winner" bouquet of balloons from Geneva Balloons;
- One case of Harpoon IPA;
- A case of Sam Adams Boston Lager;
- One case of Lobster Ravioli from Serino's in Hyde Park;
- "Congratulations, watch out next time" marble cake with white butter cream icing decorated with grey and blue pin stripes and Yankees logo from Dutchmaid Bakery in Dorchester;
- One case of coffee cake featuring red white and blue Patriot Coffee Cake from My Grandma's Coffee Cake in Hyde Park;
- Boston Cream Pie, the official dessert of the State of Massachusetts, from the Omni Parker House Hotel, where it was invented;
- Reverse the Curse Cookies from the Dancing Deer Baking Company in Roxbury;
- Two pounds of homemade milk chocolate baseballs from Phillips Candy in Dorchester;
- Two gallons of Boston homemade creamy ice cream from Ron's Ice Cream in Hyde Park;
A dozen Boston Pretzels baked at the Boston Pretzel Bakery in Jamaica Plain. And Homemade angel hair pasta dinner fine linguini noodle served in "RED SOX" clam sauce from Spinelli's in East Boston.

Wow, Boston certainly wants to kill New York with food. Mayor Bloomberg spoke with authority when announcing the NY side of the wager:

Ahh, the rites of fall - leaves changing, the Yankees in the World Series and New Yorkers noshing on great Boston food courtesy of the Red Sox. The people at the Bowery Mission really enjoyed your clambake last year, and we look forward to the best Beantown has to offer again this year. Here are some New York delicacies from Katz's Delicatessen to get your mouth watering: two pounds each of pastrami, corned beef and brisket (I know how much Mayor Menino enjoys a good brisket), a dozen knishes, three loaves of jumbo seedless rye bread, two pounds of mustard and a bucket of sour pickles to go with your sour grapes. And for dessert, a couple of cheesecakes from world famous Juniors Restaurant in Brooklyn. But don't get your hopes up, the boys in the Bronx will make sure you never taste this food.

Gothamist must say, while the offering sounds good, it's pretty meager compared with the cornucopia Boston is offering. We liked how last year's wager included foods from each borough; Gothamist think the Mayor's aide in charge of the wager was pre-occupied.

The press release here. And the Yankees beat the Red Sox last night; Game 2 is tonight on Fox.

Photo of Yankees fan last night from Reuters