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Mayoral Wager on World Series -- Food at Stake

10/26/2010 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Commissioner's Trophy isn't the only thing on the line when the Texas Rangers play the San Francisco Giants in the 2010 World Series -- two hometown mayors have each stepped up to the plate to make a serious bet on the outcome.

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TMZ has learned ... San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom (right) and the mayor of Arlington, TX, Robert Cluck (left), have agreed to make a wager on the series.

Here's the deal -- each mayor has agreed that the loser will provide a day of community service in the winner's town while wearing a jersey of the winning team.

But there's more -- the losing mayor will also ship the winning mayor a bunch of delicious hometown goodies. If SF loses, Newsom has agreed to ship Dungeness crab, sourdough bread, Ghirardelli chocolate and Anchor Steam beer.

If Texas loses, Cluck has agreed to ship over BBQ food from a local joint called Spring Creek BBQ ... said to be the best in TX.

Game 1 is set for tomorrow night.

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TexaninJersey    

Spring Creek BBQ the best in Texas...HARDLY! Spring Creek BBQ is horrible! I sense a little political BS in that statement. Rudy's BBQ is the Best in Texas!

1466 days ago
17.

Chia    

Go Giants!

Love the community service aspect of this bet.

1466 days ago
18.

Marc    

Is sports betting legal in Texas or California, or across state lines?

1466 days ago
19.

caroline     

"The Arlington mayor should throw in some Shiner Bock and the Cowboys" LOL!!!! Well said....

GO RANGERS!!!!

1466 days ago
20.

Lindi    

Try COLTERS BBQ on Little Road in Arlington. THAT'S the best. Colter's is delicious and affordable, not the arm and the leg SC charges.. GO RANGERS!!! Spring Creek?? YUK!!

1466 days ago
21.

Kim    

Spring Creek is NOT the best in Texas. It's food chain quality at best. Way to cheap out and misrepresent Mayor Cluck. Sheesh you're getting Crab and chocolates and beer and you're sending average bbq.

1466 days ago
22.

bdj    

Who claims that Spring Creek BBQ is the best in Texas? Being a native Texan (Dallas), claiming that a mediocre chain BBQ is the best anything, is an insult to real Texas BBQ. SO much great BBQ in Texas, and Spring Creek should never be put anywhere near a "best" list.

The SF Mayor is getting screwed big time.

Some people need to get out more.

1466 days ago
23.

comanche black    

Who the F cares what the best BBQ is in Texas you morons!

Posted at 9:13 AM on Oct 26, 2010 by Rob

A Rod?

1466 days ago
24.

Frito     

I'm sure any BBQ you guys send will be fine with Gavin because it will have the sweet taste of VICTORY!!

Go Giants!!

1466 days ago
25.

DANI    

SPRING CREEK BBQ SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Arlington can do better than that. But it won't matter, the Rangers are winning!

1466 days ago
26.

Cathy    

The Salt Lick is the best barbecue in Texas!!! (of course, it's also down in Austin). But the mayor of San Francisco won't be getting any Texas barbecue anyway.... :-)

1466 days ago
27.

Jack Wagon    

The Rangers better win now. I'd hate to have Texas BBQ judged on the quality and taste of Spring Creek. Basic chain food. Disgusting!

1466 days ago
28.

Jake    

I would have to say Randy White's BBQ is way better then Spring Creek.

1466 days ago
29.

LAWRENCE    

Perhaps Newsom should send Cluck some young boys if the Giants lose because the only thing in Texas is steers and queers.

1466 days ago
30.

John    

Spring Creek BBQ? That place is disgusting.

San Fran's mayor needs to ask for a different wager.

1466 days ago
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