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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Mayor Lee and Kansas City Mayor Sly James Make Friendly World Series Wager

Posted By on Tue, Oct 21, 2014 at 4:38 PM

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San Francisco Chronicle reporter Kale Williams put it best: Thank goodness the World Series won't be won on mayor name coolness, because Kansas City's Sly James would have us beat.

But right now, with minutes on the clock before the first pitch sails across the plate in Game 1, it's still an open contest.

And fittingly, Mayor Ed Lee and Mayor James have a gentlemen's bet on the outcome. 

If the Royals win, Mayor Lee will send a care package of  the delicious Humphry Slocombe ice cream, Boudin sourdough bread and Philz Coffee to Kansas City. And he'll travel there for a day to read to third graders at a local public school.

But if the Giants win, Mayor James will regale San Francisco City Hall with Kansas City barbecue and jazz music. He'll also spend a day singing with Glide Ensemble and Change Band and serving food to the homeless.

Both mayors trumpeted about their respected teams in a PR blitz this afternoon, in which Mayor Lee also proclaimed Tuesday, October 21st the beginning of "Giants Pride Week,"  as the team heads to its third World Series in five years.

Game 3 takes place this Friday at AT&T Park, for those willing to brave the scalping frenzy on Craigslist. They start at $540 each.

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Rachel Swan

Rachel Swan

Rachel Swan was a staff writer at SF Weekly from 2013 to 2015. In previous lives she was a music editor, IP hack, and tutor of Cal athletes.


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