ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- Mayor Francis Slay and San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee are putting food, beer and Twitter avatars on the line in a mayoral wager on the Cardinals-Giants NLCS matchup.
The mayor of the losing city will change his Twitter profile picture to the logo of the winning team for a day, according to the agreement, and send food and beverages traditionally associated with the respective cities.
Mayor Lee agreed to send dim sum and Anchor Steam beer, while Slay said he will send St. Louis barbecue, toasted ravioli and a selection of St. Louis brews, including Budweiser.
Lee joked that he was confident enough to bet the Golden Gate Bridge for the Arch, but said the Twitter, food and beer swap would be a "more appropriate bet."
“I appreciate Mayor Lee’s tough talk,” said Mayor Slay. “We’re a little more modest because we are so used to winning. The last five playoff series all started the same way: tough talk from opposing mayors. They also ended the same way: a St. Louis Cardinals victory, and the people of St. Louis enjoying some very good food.”
Game One of the NLCS begins tonight at 7:15 in San Francisco.
Mayor Slay is encouraging local businesses, schools and other organizations to help kids in our community while supporting the team by participating in Cardinals RED (Rally Everyone Day) for Kids (#RED4kids).
Cardinals RED for Kids is the team’s version of an office “dress down” day in which participating organizations make a donation to Cardinals Care in exchange for the opportunity to sport their Cardinals clothes at work or school to show their support for the team and area kids. To participate, fans should go to cardinals.com/red to register their organization.
Mayor Slay is urging Cardinals fans to participate in RED for Kids this Wednesday through Friday, when the NLCS moves to St. Louis for games three through five.