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St. Pete council member makes playoffs bet



ST. PETERSBURG- City Council member Karl Nurse, whose district includes Tropicana Field, has made a bet with Alderman James Balcer of Chicago, whose district includes the White Sox's stadium.

If the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Chicago White Sox on Thursday, Balcer will send pies from Connie's Pizza, a classic deep-dish pizza place.

"On the odd chance that we lose," Nurse wrote in an e-mail, he'll send "citrus wines from Florida Orange Groves and Winery in South Pasadena!"

Huh? Couldn't he find anything from St. Petersburg?

Nurse said the winery is well known across the Tampa Bay area. Besides, he added, "I'm going to be on the receiving end of this experience."

Cristina Silva, Times staff writer


[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:36am]


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