Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Neil Wishinsky, Chair of the Select Board of the Town of Brookline, Massachusetts today placed a seafood wager on the Yankees-Red Sox American League Davison Series (ALDS). Supervisor Saladino will deliver a basket of fresh oysters from Oyster Bay Harbor, home of President Theodore Roosevelt, to Brookline, MA should the Red Sox win the division series. If the Yankees best their longtime rivals, Supervisor Saladino will enjoy authentic New England Clam Chowder from Brookline, MA – birthplace of President John F. Kennedy.
Supervisor Saladino stated, “The love of baseball transcends politics and brings people together. With all the division in Washington these days, this friendly-wager brings together the Presidential hometowns of a Republican and Democrat while sharing famous seafood that both New Yorkers and New Englanders love. No matter who wins the series, we can all revel in America’s favorite pastime. Go Yankees!”
Select Board Chair Wishinsky stated, “The Curse of the Bambino has long been broken and we look forward to the Red Sox advancing to the World Series this year. New England Clam Chowder is the best in the nation, and I look forward to enjoying fresh oysters from the home of Theodore Roosevelt.”
Although a die-hard Red Sox fan, Brookline Select Board Chair Wishinsky originates from Queens, and much of his family resides in Plainview today, including his sister Jill Wishinsky. Brookline is the largest Town in Massachusetts and the Town of Oyster Bay is the third largest township in America.