Atlanta, Houston mayors make wager on which team will win World Series

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is betting some of the city’s finest food and beverage on the Braves winning the World Series. Bottoms entered into a bet with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, hours before the Braves 6-2 win in Game 1 Tuesday night. She announced the bet on a live Instagram video. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal Constitution)
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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is betting some of the city’s finest food and beverage on the Braves winning the World Series. Bottoms entered into a bet with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, hours before the Braves 6-2 win in Game 1 Tuesday night. She announced the bet on a live Instagram video. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal Constitution)

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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is betting some of the city’s finest food and beverage on the Braves winning the World Series.

Bottoms entered into a bet with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, hours before the Braves 6-2 win in Game 1 Tuesday night. She announced the bet on a live Instagram video.

While she was waiting on Turner to join the event, Bottoms said she attended the parade for the Braves’ 1991 World Series victory (Editors note: the Minnesota Twins actually beat the Braves in 1991, so the mayor was probably referring to the Braves 1995 world championship).

“Let me tell y’all a little story,” Bottoms said. “There was this wonderful parade happening in the city of Atlanta. Somebody jumped the barricades and people just started flooding into the streets. It was me. I jumped the barricades.

“I blew up the whole parade because I was so excited.”

Turner then joined the broadcast, and the two mayors got down to business.

If the Astros win, Bottoms promised to send Turner peach cobbler from the historic Paschal’s restaurant, a case of the mayor’s favorite Cherry Coke Zero, beer from Best End Brewing Company located in the West End — and a hammer from Home Depot in honor of Atlanta’s home run hero “Hammering” Hank Aaron.

Turner will also get a Braves jersey, and will be expected to wear it all day if the Braves are victorious.

“Go ahead on and send that peach cobbler to me right now, so I can go ahead and start eating,” Turner said to Bottoms.

If the Braves win, Turner said he will pay up with Brisket Fried Rice and Pork Ribs from Blood Brother’s BBQ, a case of “H-Town Pils” beer from St. Arnold’s Brewery, and good ole fashioned Tamales and lemonade from Irma’s Original.

“I love Houston,” Bottoms said. “I love Mayor Turner. But I’m not rooting for Houston this time.”

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