San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Detroit Mayor David Bing wasted no time snatching off each other's proverbial wigs prior to Game 1 of the Giants-vs.-Tigers World Series. "The San Francisco Giants are truly the comeback kids—this team never quits," Lee said in a written statement. "The city of Detroit also has a reputation for making an impressive comeback, although I fear I won't get to see this firsthand, as the Giants are bound to win the World Series."
Mayor Bing too didn't hold back. "The Giants have had great success, but we've already proven we can handle any team out of the Bay Area," Bing declared, while referencing to the Tigers' smack down over the Oakland A's in the ALDS earlier this month (and making a low-blow comparison of Oakland to San Francisco.)
The two mayors have also made friendly (albeit boring) bets. If the Giants win, Bing must come to San Francisco to play baseball with youths in the Junior Giants program "and tour various companies in the city." (And by "tour various companies," we think he means "tour Twitter.") But if the Tigers win (chortle), Lee must fly to Detroit to "tour the factory that produces the Chevy Volt, the car Lee uses as his official city vehicle."
These two obviously need an Absolut cocktail in the Interior Illusions Lounge before it gets any uglier.
Game 1 of the World Series starts at 5:07 p.m. today at AT&T Park.