When two teams face off in the playoffs of any sports, it’s not uncommon to see representatives from their respective cities make friendly wagers on the event. What is weird is when amusement parks get on the action, but that’s exactly what happened.
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Prior to the start of the series, the Six Flag theme parks from Chicago and St. Louis made a bet that the loser of the series had to name a ride after the winner. So, when the Chicago Cubs took out the St. Louis Cardinals in four games during their National League Division Series, the theme park from Missouri had to make good on their bet.
So, next time you go to Six Flags St. Louis, it’s likely that you will come across a ride called the Cubs Thunder. The ride used to be called American Thunder, and it’s unclear just how long the new name of the ride will be around.
In another form of good sportsmanship, the St. Louis-based Six Flags also wished the Cubs luck for the rest of the postseason saying, “If our @Cardinals couldn’t stop them we hope nobody can. Congratulations to the @Cubs and good luck in the #NLCS!”
The Cubs await the winner of the New York Mets/Los Angeles Dodgers series that concludes on Thursday night. After that, Chicago will travel to New York or Los Angeles in a series that will feature two teams desperate to bring a championship to their city.
What do you make of the wager between the two theme parks? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.
(h/t USA Today)