The mayors of Philadelphia and St. Louis have placed a sudsy wager on the first round of the baseball playoffs. The losing mayor will send locally made beer to the winning mayor. Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter is putting up beer from several local microbreweries against the St. Louis-based Budweiser being offered by mayor Francis Slay. Regardless of which team wins, Nutter and Slay also announced Friday that they will each volunteer with Habitat for Humanity in their respective cities.
Let me get this straight, if the Cards pull off the upset and win, the St. Louis mayor gets a delicious bounty of some combination of Sly Fox, Triumph, Dock Street, Yards, Manayunk, Philadelphia, or Nodding Head's microbrews. But when the Phils win, the likely scenario, the Philly mayor only gets Clydesdale piss. This is not a fair tradeoff. It's a lose/lose bet for Mayor Nutter. It's the equivalent of trading Yikes Stripes, Fruit Stripe Gum for some Bubblicious. Not even in the same realm of flavor and bubble capacity.
An equal wager would have been scrapple from Philly for some St. Louis bar-b-que.