San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is in Baltimore today to settle a bet he made with the city’s mayor on the outcome of the Super Bowl game between the 49ers and Ravens in February.
Lee agreed on a friendly wager with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake ahead of the big game in New Orleans on Feb. 3, in which the 49ers fell 34-31.
As the losing mayor, Lee is visiting the winning city and started his day cooking Maryland blue crabs at Faidley’s Seafood at Lexington Market.
Rawlings-Blake is then hosting Lee in a day of service.
San Francisco Mayor Lee Heads To Baltimore To Make Good On Super Bowl Bet [CBS5]
The mayors are attending a kick-off revitalization event at a vacant lot with Baltimore-based organization Power in Dirt and AmeriCorps, which is a federal community service agency.
Lee will then head to the city’s Western District Police Station to help paint and repair the building.
Later in the afternoon, Lee is holding a tutoring session for public school students at Cherry Hill Elementary/Middle School.
Lee is working with the city initiative, “Third Grade Reads,” which trains volunteers to be reading tutors for first-, second-, and third-graders who are reading below grade level.
This year’s Super Bowl also pitted 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh against his older brother John, the coach of the Ravens, prompting some to call the game the “Har-bowl.”
Sasha Lekach, Bay City News