His Kansas City Royals haven’t been this close to a world championship in nearly three decades, but that didn’t stop the White House press secretary from placing a good natured wager on their success in the Fall Classic.
Josh Earnest tweeted at Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday night about a bet between him and Biden press secretary Kendra Barkoff – who is presumably a San Francisco Giants fan. (Though Barkoff appears to have a Twitter account, she has never tweeted). The loser will admit defeat in a humiliating manner to any die-hard fan – donning the other team’s hat in a selfie with the victorious press secretary.
Anyone who follows Earnest on Twitter knows he’s no bandwagon Kansas City fan. During a June #AskPressSec Twitter chat, Earnest acknowledged he’s a fan of Royals Hall of Famer George Brett – and tacos. He also describes himself as a "life-long Royals fan" in his bio (right ahead of "Tweets may be archived.")
The Giants shellacked the Royals 7-1 in game one of the World Series on Tuesday night.