LINCOLN PARK — Forget elected officials betting on the outcome of the Cubs-Dodgers series. The city's most obnoxious hot-dog stand has put some real flesh in the game.
The Wiener's Circle has agreed to a wager with its Los Angeles counterpart Pink's in their ongoing feud over the Cubs and Dodgers in the National League Championship Series.
In an exchange of tweets Wednesday, Pink's, which claims to be "a Hollywood legend since 1939," offered to pay $1,908 to charity if the Cubs beat the Dodgers. It also offered to serve 108 Chicago-style hot dogs.
The Cubs, of course, haven't won the World Series since 1908, 108 years ago.
The Wiener's Circle immediately tweeted back, "It's on," designating Cub manager Joe Maddon's Respect 90 Foundation as its charity of choice. It also volunteered that if the Cubs lose to the Dodgers it will serve free Pink's-style hot dogs for an hour and donate the same to Pink's charity of choice.
"The good thing is, that s--- ain't happening," tweeted the dog stand known for its playfully harsh manner with customers, especially in the late-night hours. It also advised Pink's to "look into sport peppers, celery salt and green relish."
The Cubs beat the Dodgers 10-2 in Los Angeles Wednesday night to even the best-of-seven series at two games apiece. They play again in Los Angeles Thursday night before returning to Wrigley Field for the sixth game Saturday night with someone having the chance to seal a trip to the World Series.
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