Governor Charlie Baker and Governor Mike Pence of Indiana have made a friendly wager via Twitter on Sunday’s American Football Conference Championship game between the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts.
After Pence predicted a Colts win, Baker tweeted, “How about a box of my favorite desserts if you’re right? #PatsNation.”
He said if the Colts won, he would send Pence a cake from Montilio’s Baking Co. in Brockton and a box of Boston cream pie cupcakes from the Koffee Kup Bakery in Springfield.
“#Colts will shred the Pats, so just for fun we’ll wager some pulled @IndianaPork. #GameOn,” Pence replied. The pork, he said, would come from Shoup’s Country Foods in Frankfort, Ind.
The governor’s office of the winning team will also receive donations from the losing team’s state for a food pantry.
This is the second time Baker has wagered Koffee Kup Bakery goods. He also offered them in a wager against Maryland Governor-elect Larry Hogan earlier this month. The Patriots beat the Baltimore Ravens so Baker won Maryland crabs.
Baker said he did not expect to lose this time, either.
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