Tonight, Tuesday, is game six of the World Series. The Cleveland Indians are one win away from their first championship since 1948, and the Chicago Cubs are fighting for their lives and hoping to push the series to game seven and win their first championship since 1908. Off the field, the Bishops of Cleveland and Chicago have made a friendly little wager of their own, for a good cause: whoever's team loses has to feed the homeless in the winning city a local delicacy.
If the Indians win tonight, Chicago Archbishop Blase J. Cupich will provide Chicago deep dish pizzas and baked goods for more than 100 people at the Bishop William M. Cosgrove Center in Cleveland. If the Cubs manage to complete the comeback, Cleveland Bishop Richard G. Lennon will provide a Cleveland-style meal of kielbasa, sauerkraut, and pierogi for the evening supper program sponsored by the Catholic Charities of of the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Local restaurants have partnered with the dioceses to donate the meals.
Regardless of which team wins the ball game, it looks as though some deserving and needy people will "win" as well.