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Produce markets make a baseball bet

October 28, 2009 3:04:33 PM PDT
At J. Margiotta's, a produce wholesaler in the Hunts Point Terminal Market, fruit and veggies are temporarily taking a back seat to baseball. "We know the Yankees are gonna win," Jimmy Margiotta said.

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In fact, the company's president is so confident that he's made a ten ton wager with his counterpart at Philadelphia's regional produce market.

"Philly, we're coming for you. We want our load of produce," he said.

"When the Phillies win the series, the fellas in the New York market are gonna have to put together a load of produce and send it down here to us," Phillies fan John Dena responded.

In this case, both sides are talkin' trash for more than just bragging rights. That truckload of produce from the loser will go toward feeding the hungry in the winner's hometown.

The Food Bank for New York City will be the beneficiary of Philly's loss here.

"We're thrilled the Yankees are gonna do great and we'll be receiving that produce. We're looking forward to using it to feed over 15-thousand meals with it," David Grossnickle of the Food Bank for New York City said.

Unfortunately, in Philadelphia, they're making similar plans, convinced their team and charity will end the series on top.

Back in the Bronx, Jimmy Margiotta insists New York will score a double win.

"It's gonna be bad for Philly, but it's a win-win for the community," Margiotta said.


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