Little known fact: Porky LeSwine is as big a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals as he is of North Carolina barbecue. He also likes referring to himself in the third person. Porky was thrilled with the Cardinals thrilling World Series victory over the Texas Rangers. Better yet, he won a plate of Texas-style brisket from a Rangers-rooting co-worker. (The co-worker lost a similar bet last year, poor sap.)
What other bets were made on the World Series between Cardinals and Rangers fans? I’m so glad you asked. Here’s my favorite bet list from St. Louis’ independent weekly, the Riverfront Times. And rest assured barbecue is involved so this post is completely justified.