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Posted on 10.14.12
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  • Posted on 10.14.12

From the home office:

San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee and St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay today agreed to a friendly mayoral wager on the outcome of the Giants-Cardinals National League Championship Series matchup. Game One begins tonight, October 14th at 7:15pm (Central) at AT&T Park in San Francisco. The Mayor of the losing city will change his Twitter profile picture to the logo of the winning team for a day. Also, the losing Mayor will send food and beverages traditionally associated with the respective cities so the winning Mayor can invite the community into City Hall for a party to celebrate. Mayor Lee will send dim sum and Anchor Steam beer. Mayor Slay will send St. Louis barbecue, toasted ravioli and a court of St. Louis brews, led by the King of Beers.

"I originally wanted to bet the Golden Gate Bridge for the St. Louis Arch, that's how confident I am that the Giants are going to beat the Cardinals and advance to the World Series," said Mayor Lee. "But having Mayor Slay change his Twitter avatar for a day and receiving St. Louis fare is a better, more appropriate bet, I'd say."

"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."

Both the Giants and the Cardinals survived hard-fought, 5-game contests in the National League Division Series, with the Giants defeating the Reds and the Cardinals defeating the Nationals. These two teams now face off for a best-of-seven series, with the winner advancing to the World Series.

Additional note:

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 for Kids (#RED4kids). • RED stands for Rally Everyone Day. • Help us Rally Everyone to support the Cardinals as the team goes for #12 in 2012, while also helping kids in our community by raising money for Cardinals Care. • Piloted during the 2011 postseason, 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.