Under the terms of the bet, the mayor of the losing city will travel to the winning city and don the winning team’s jersey for a “day of support for local youth and community service initiatives.”
San Francisco’s initiative would be for the Junior Giants, a youth baseball program of the San Francisco Giants Community Fund. Arlington’s would be the Miracle League, a Texas Rangers-affiliated youth program, as well as a local nonprofit called Mission Arlington.
The losing mayor will also have to deliver a selection of local foods and treats, according to the mayor’s office.
“It’s a high stakes California vs. Texas showdown for the World Championship, and Mayor Cluck and I decided to up the ante this time around,” Newsom said in a statement. He added that he was “expecting San Francisco’s winning streak to continue through the World Series and these friendly mayoral wagers.”
Newsom has already won bets with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter.
The best-of-seven series begins Wednesday.