Saturday, January 31, 2015

Collecting Phillies bets

Jim McGuinn of WXPN and Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. are getting their winnings from Milwaukee.

Collecting Phillies bets

With the Phillies’ win over the Milwaukee Brewers, WXPN’s Jim McGuinn and City Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. are cashing in.

At 6 p.m. Wednesday, McGuinn will “take over” Radio Milwaukee for an hour and (in his words) “tease [DJ] Scott [Mullins] mercilessly.” McGuinn’s  Philly-centric playlist, to be heard also on WXPN (88.5) and, will include artists such as the Roots, John Coltrane, the Hooters and Black Landlord, plus the McFadden & Whitehead chestnut “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now.”

Jones, who expects to collect a case of Usinger’s sausage from his bet with Milwaukee Alderman Bob Bauman, has reached out to L.A. a wager with Councilman Tom LaBonge, who like Jones represents the Fourth District.

Here's the agreement for the Phils-Dodgers series: Jones has put up books about Philadelphia (which would be donated to Los Angeles-area libraries), a six-foot cheesesteak and case of Tastykakes, against LaBonge’s “Dodger Dogs,” pumpkin bread and the donations of books about Los Angeles to public libraries in Jones’ district.

Michael Klein
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