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Arlington, San Fran Mayor Set Wager on World Series

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    With their teams set to play in the World Series, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck are raising the stakes on a friendly wager on the outcome of the series.

    Should the Giants lose the series, as expected by Rangers fans and sports betting experts alike, Newsom would have to fly to Arlington, don a Rangers jersey and then serve the community. The community service project would benefit the Miracle League, a youth program affiliate with the Rangers and with Mission Arlington, a local nonprofit.  He'd also ship Cluck a hearty portion of Dungeness crab, sourdough bread, Ghirardelli chocolate and Anchor Steam beer.

    Should the unlikely happen and the Giants win the series, Newsom still gets his hands dirty, with the sticky deliciousness of Texas BBQ. Cluck wagered with community service with the Junior Giants, the youth baseball program affiliated with the team as well as some BBQ from Spring Creek.  No Shiner to send Newsom, Cluck?

    Anyone superstitious?  Newsom has officially proclaimed it “San Francisco Giants Pride Week” beginning Wednesday, Oct. 27 and continuing through the end of the World Series -- this kinda reminds me of when former Dallas Mayor Laura Miller started preparing a parade for the Mavericks before they actually won the finals -- and I'm sure we all remember how swell that parade was.  That's bad juju.

    The Giants and Texas Rangers are set to open the series in San Francisco on Wednesday.