LOS ANGELES—Los Angeles Police Department Police Chief Charlie Beck and Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson recently made a friendly bet on the outcome of the Los Angeles Dodges and Chicago Cubs MLB playoff series. In addition to contending for the National League Championship and the opportunity to play in the World Series, the Dodgers and Cubs now play an important role in establishing “which city has the most beloved food.”

If the Los Angeles Dodgers prove successful in winning the National League Championship, Superintendent Johnson will send Police Chief Beck an Al’s Italian Beef Sandwich from Al’s Italian in Chicago. If the Chicago Cubs win the NLCS, LAPD Police Chief Beck will send over a world-famous hot pastrami from Langer’s Delicatessen-Restaurant.

The Chicago Cubs currently lead the series 3-2. Game 6 will be played in Chicago on Saturday, October 22 with a start time of 5:08 p.m. PST.

According to ABC7 Eyewitness News, Beck made a similar wager last year with former NYPD chief William Bratton when the Los Angeles Dodgers faced off against the New York Mets in the National League Division Series. The Mets were victorious.

For more information about the friendly bet, visit http://lapdblog.typepad.com/lapd_blog/2016/10/dodgers-vs-cubs.html or contact Jim Bunte at (310) 497-7536 or via email at media@langersdeli.com.