Gambling some toasted ravioli against clam chowder is apparently a difficult, timely procedure, because St. Louis mayor Francis Slay refuses to make the customary mayoral bets for the World Series, saying "that frees up time of my staffers."
The non-betting platform is a stance Slay has held since the NLCS, too:
No mayoral sports bets this post-season. That frees up time of staffers. Plus, it isn't fair to other mayors. #fgs— MayorSlay.com (@MayorSlay) October 11, 2013
Zinged 'em good there.
The P-D is again proving that its sports department covers baseball better than any paper in the country. #fgs— MayorSlay.com (@MayorSlay) October 20, 2013
"Have the STL Cardinals become America's Baseball Team? http://t.co/9iUdhapXz2— MayorSlay.com (@MayorSlay) October 13, 2013
It's only fair that the best fans in baseball get the best mayor in politics, too.