Gov. Bob Riley on Friday sent a bottle of dirt to Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as part of a friendly wager between the two over a Little League regional championship game featuring teams from both states.
Perdue had offered a gallon of “North Georgia’s finest, 100 percent locally mountain-grown headwaters” to Riley if the Alabama team won.
But Westside Little League of Mobile lost to Georgia’s Warner Robins American Little League team in the Southeast Regional Championship game Thursday night.
Perdue, who played catcher for the Warner Robins team nearly 50 years ago, had started the wager Wednesday with a statement: “I am pulling for our home team just as strongly as I am pulling for our right to protect Georgia’s water resources,” surely a reference to the ongoing court fights the two states have had over water from north Georgia.