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Congressman sings ‘Meet the Mets’ on House floor

California’s Adam Schiff ‘pays up’ after losing bet to New York Rep. Steve Israel that LA Dodgers would beat the NY team

Congressman Adam Schiff prepares to sing on the House floor on October 23, 2015, after losing a sports bet to colleague Steve Israel. (screen capture: YouTube)
Congressman Adam Schiff prepares to sing on the House floor on October 23, 2015, after losing a sports bet to colleague Steve Israel. (screen capture: YouTube)

JTA — Rep. Adam Schiff fulfilled his sacred duty on Friday and sang “Meet the Mets” on the floor of the US House of Representatives.

The Democrat from California had bet Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) on the outcome of the MLB National League Division Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the New York Mets. And he lost — with grace.

He even wore a Mets tie as promised.

After defeating the Dodgers, the Mets went on to sweep the Chicago Cubs to win the National League pennant. They will be playing in the World Series on Tuesday against the Kansas City Royals.

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., right, wearing a Mets tie, much to the delight of Rep. Steve Israel, D-NY (Courtesy of the office of Adam Schiff)
Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., right, wearing a Mets tie, much to the delight of Rep. Steve Israel, D-NY (Courtesy of the office of Adam Schiff)

The Mets-Dodgers wager was surely among the most Jewish ever made at the nexus of Congress and baseball.

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