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Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau and Visit KC Back Local Baseball Teams with Friendly Bet

ANAHEIM, Calif. (Oct. 2, 2014) – The Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau (AOCVCB) President & CEO, Jay Burress, just announced a friendly bet with Visit KC’s President & CEO, Ronnie Burt, on which local baseball team - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim or the Kansas City Royals - clinch the American League Division Series. The friendly wager starts tonight with the Angels playing the Royals at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif.

The bet on the table includes the losing President & CEO donning the opposing team’s jersey and riding his local theme park’s largest roller coaster as many times in a row as homeruns hit by the opposing team throughout the series.

“We’ve got a lot of hometown pride here in Anaheim and are excited to rally behind our Angels,” said Jay Burress. “I know I’m not going to lose this bet and have no intention of facing my fear of roller coasters. The Angels will be the true winners in this ALDS battle. Plus I’ve never looked good in ‘Royal’ blue.”

“It’s been 29 years since Kansas City last appeared in the playoffs, and the City of Fountains couldn’t be more proud of our boys in blue. I hope Jay has rested and hydrated up, because he has a long day of thrills ahead of himself,” said Ronnie Burt. “Kidding aside, we wish both teams good luck and look forward to an exciting series of great baseball.”