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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Mayor Slay Bets A Burrito (and More) That the Cards Will Beat the Dodgers

Posted By on Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 12:56 PM

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Followers of our fair leader's Twitter feed have no doubt noticed the back and forth banter between Mayor Slay and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. The two have a whole lot riding on the outcome of the National League Division Series.

And by a "whole lot" we mean not really that much at all. Unless you count a Pulitzer Prize-winning publication.

Keeping up the longstanding American tradition of mayors mock-gambling on their cities' sporting events, Slay has wagered some t-ravs, a Build-A-Bear critter, and a Twitter t-shirt on the Cardinals victory.

LA's mayor put up a plate of Dodger Stadium garlic fries, a case of Budweiser (because the Slay has a hard time finding that in his hometown, apparently) and a burrito the size of an infant. Behold:

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Oh yeah, Villaraigosa also joked that he'd throw in the LA Times as an added bonus should Manny and Co. come up short. Rumor has it that Slay may double-down and throw in the Post-Dispatch. But then, would that be adding insult to injury?

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