Cincy, San Fran mayors make friendly wager over chili, MLB playoffs
Game 1 of the NLDS begins [tonight] at AT&T Park in San Francisco. But there’s the important part to get out of the way first:
Cincinnati – Mayor Mark Mallory and San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee today agreed to a friendly mayoral wager on the outcome of the Reds-Giants National League Division Series matchup.
Cincinnati and San Francisco both love their chili – particularly when the brave men and women of the Cincinnati and San Francisco fire departments are cooking it up – so mayors Mallory and Lee have decided to go toe-to-toe in a friendly wager. The city’s team that loses in the playoffs will host a chili cook-off fundraiser at a local firehouse with the proceeds benefiting the winning city’s youth programs….
The Reds finished the regular season with a 97-65 record, capturing the National League Central title. The first-round, best-of-five playoff series begins in San Francisco with games on Oct. 6 and Oct. 7. The series then moves to Cincinnati for Game 3 on Oct. 9. Games 4 and 5 would be played on Oct. 10 and Oct. 11 if necessary.
In the spirit of good sportsmanship, there’s this via The San Jose Mercury News: The Giants topped the West division at 94-68.
Edit.1:The Osborne Brothers:
(H/T David Wyatt)
Edit.2: Hey, Giants…Paul Ryan likes his Skyline five ways.
The real news, however, was Ryan’s endorsement of the “Five Way” served at Skyline Chili, an Ohio-based chain that also has franchises in Kentucky, Indiana and Florida.
Edit.3: The Reds have an 6-0 lead in the 8th inning. A win will have them up 2-0 in the series. Who smells chili?