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St. Louis Mayor Rejects Emanuel’s Cubs Bet

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel made a bet with the St. Louis mayor over the National League division series between the Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals. However, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay turned down the wager.

If the Cubs lost, Slay would have won Harry Caray's chicken vesuvio, Lou Malnati's pizza, Eli's Cheesecake as well as tickets to the Willis Tower Skydeck.

“In the long and storied history of this rivalry, the Cubs and Cardinals have never met in the postseason. This series will be one to remember, and I wouldn’t bet against this Cubs team,” Mayor Emanuel said in a statement.

“I have full confidence that when the dust settles on this series Chicago will fly the W, and I’ll be enjoying whatever St. Louis has to offer,” the statement continued.

However, Slay rejected the bet, saying that he wouldn’t waste his staff’s time by arranging bets around sports, according to NESN. He also added: “Plus, it isn’t fair to other mayors.”

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