Archbishop Dolan's Taste of Victory

BALTIMORE, Maryland, NOV. 17, 2009 ( For Archbishop Timothy Dolan, the New York Yankee’s World Series win “never tasted so good.”

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The archbishop of New York wrote this Monday on his blog after Cardinal Justin Rigali, archbishop of Philadelphia, paid up on a bet the two had made on the outcome of baseball’s World Series.

The New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies squared off in the best-of-seven playoff earlier this month. The Yankees, who were the defending champions, won the series in only six games.

According to the terms of the bet, Cardinal Rigali would send a case of Tastykakes to the Big Apple if the Yankees won. Had the Phillies won the World Series, Archbishop Dolan would have shipped a dozen bagels to the City of Brotherly Love.

Cardinal Rigali settled his debt Monday during a break at the U.S. bishops’ fall meeting, by presenting a case of Tastykakes to Archbishop Dolan.

The cardinal included a letter congratulating his friend on the win, which was also posted on the Web site of the Philadelphia Archdiocese.

“I join so many in Philadelphia in already looking forward to next season,” he said, “and a possible rematch with you.”

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