Texas Rangers: Gavin Newsom

What's at stake: World Series wagers

October, 27, 2010
10/27/10
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With the Texas Rangers and San Francisco Giants set to open the World Series tonight at AT&T Park, there are a few traditional wagers being made between representatives of both cities:

Mayors: San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom will wear a Rangers' jersey while performing community service with children in Arlington if the Rangers win. Also on the line: Ghiradelli chocolate and sourdough bread. If the Rangers lose, Arlington mayor Robert Cluck will do the same, while bringing along some Texas-style barbecue with all the fixins.

Governors (well ... maybe): Texas Governor Rick Perry has put up a pair of cowboy boots, but his opposition isn't California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Actually, it's Republican nominee Meg Whitman, who is staking a surfboard from South Coast Surf Shops that the Giants will win.

Track presidents: Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage is wagering 49 pounds of smoked Texas turkey – one pound for every year of the Rangers' World Series drought -- that the Rangers will win. Meanwhile, Infineon Raceway president Steve Page has promised a gourmet wine and cheese reception for next week's AAA Texas 500 if the Giants lose.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Yu Darvish
WINS ERA SO IP
10 2.90 167 133
OTHER LEADERS
BAA. Beltre .323
HRA. Beltre 15
RBIA. Beltre 58
RA. Beltre 57
OPSA. Beltre .883
ERAY. Darvish 2.90
SOY. Darvish 167