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Daley Bets Local Eats On Cubs

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When the Bears faced the Indianapolis Colts in the Super Bowl, Mayor Daley wagered a Taste of Chicago spread with the mayor of Indianapolis with enough food to choke a horse.

On Tuesday, Daley placed a bet on the Cubs-Dodgers Divisional Series with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa that pales by comparison.

Instead of ribs, steaks, Italian beef and deep-dish pizza, there were hot dogs, chips, nuts and pop from homegrown companies such as Vienna Beef, C.J. Vitnery, Ferrara Pan Candy and Pepsi Americas.

Wilson Sporting Goods, which supplies bats and gloves to Cubs stars Kerry Wood, Ryan Theriot and Mike Fontenot, also has agreed to donate enough baseball equipment to supply 150 young players in the winning city, at an estimated cost of $15,000.

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