If Sox win, St. Pete sends cookies
St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker and Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley have a little wager on which team will win the American League Division Series games between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Chicago White Sox. No word yet on what Daley is offering should the Sox win, but a sampling of goodies from St. Petersburg will contain a basket of Margaret Ann's Gourmet Cookies.
"I hope he doesn't have to send them," said Margaret Ann Burtchaell, who owns Margaret Ann's Catering and Gourmet Cookies in St. Petersburg. She supplied Baker with a 3-pound basket in Rays colors. It contained all seven varieties of cookies she offers: chocolate chunk, toffee crunch, oatmeal raisin, peanut butter, white chocolate pecan, Chocolate Whopper and Almond Joy.
Burtchaell said she was happy to have her cookies included among items the mayor considers to be distinctive of St. Petersburg.
-- Mary Jane Park, Times Staff Writer.