Betting on Victorino: Pineapples vs. cheesesteaks

Oh, those goofy guvs.

This just in from the Phillies: 

Since the final spot for the National League All-Star roster is up for grabs, the governors of Hawaii (Linda Lingle) and Pennsylvania (His Edness) have made a wager to get people to vote for Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino.

To win, one state must vote for Victorino more than the other. Voting for the 2009 All-Star Game Sprint Final Vote takes place until Thursday at 4 p.m. on www.mlb.com or www.phillies.com.

They're using Victorino’s jersey number 8. The losing city’s governor will send a taste of that city’s specialty to the winning governor. If Pennsylvania -- which is about 10 times more populous -- casts more votes than Hawaii, Lingle will send eight cases of pineapples to Rendell. If Hawaii casts more votes, Rendell will send eight cases of cheesesteaks west.

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