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Governors make friendly wager


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POSTED: Wednesday, July 08, 2009

PHILADELPHIA » The final spot for the National League All-Star roster is up for grabs, and the governors of Hawaii and Pennsylvania have made a friendly wager to rally online voting support for Phillies' outfielder Shane Victorino, also known as the Flyin' Hawaiian.

Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle and Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell agreed to the stakes yesterday. 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 10 a.m. tomorrow (Hawaii time) on http://www.mlb.com or http://www.phillies.com.

If Pennsylvania casts more votes than Hawaii, Gov. Lingle will send eight cases of pineapples to Gov. Rendell. If Hawaii casts more votes than Pennsylvania, Gov. Rendell will send eight cases of cheesesteaks to Gov. Lingle.