Governors Place Wager on World Series

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is wagering a barbecue dinner that the Gamecocks will bring home a second consecutive College World Series championship. Haley’s office says she and Florida Gov. Rick Scott are placing a friendly wager on the finals that get under way Monday between the University of South Carolina and the University of Florida. Haley says she called up and “talked a little smack” to Scott, who is wagering key lime pie from Kermit’s Key West Key Lime Shoppe. Haley has put up a barbecue dinner from Hudson’s Smokehouse in Lexington. The Gamecocks and Gators face off Monday night in the first matchup of a best-of-three series in Omaha, Neb. South Carolina captured the 2010 championship. (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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