Rick Perry's stumbling a bit on the campaign trail, but he's a man and rules are rules. He released a statement Wednesday regarding the World Series and a bet he has going with Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, according to ABC News:
With the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals set to face off Wednesday night in the first game of the World Series, Texas Gov. Rick Perry placed a friendly wager on the baseball championship with Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon.
Perry wagered barbecue from the Salt Lick in Driftwood, Texas, and Dr. Pepper while Nixon bet an order of St. Louis toasted ravioli, gourmet prosciutto salami and other meats, frozen custard and a six-pack of Budweiser.
“With all due respect to the Cardinals and their legendary fan base, it’s really their bad luck that they’re running up against the Texas Rangers, a team of destiny poised to win the World Series,” Perry said in a statement. “The Cardinals have had a great run, but this is about the here and now, and as Gov. Nixon and his fellow Missourians are about to discover, you simply can’t mess with Texas.”