It wouldn't be the World Series without politicians making bets.

Governor Deval Patrick and Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announced a friendly wager ion the Series.

If the Red Sox win Governor Nixon will donate a four-pack of Cardinal Cream Soda from Fitz’s Bottling Company in the Delmar Loop; a box of chocolates from Bissinger’s Chocolates; and an assortment of Italian baked goods from Missouri Baking Company on the Hill.

If the Cardinal’s win Governor Patrick will donate New England Clam Chowder from Legal Sea Foods; a variety of beverages from Polar Beverages; and a selection of baked goods from Dancing Deer Bakery Co. in Boston.

"I thank the producers of these fine Massachusetts products but I don't think my friend Governor Nixon will get to enjoy them" Patrick said. "The team the fans and the Commonwealth are ready for a great series with St. Louis -- and a great victory.”