Newsom, mayor of Atlanta settle on terms for playoff wager

Mayor Gavin Newsom made an agreement Giants fans won’t like.

In a phone call Thursday morning, Mayor Gavin Newsom and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed agreed to a friendly wager between the two cities as the National League playoff series between the Giants and the Atlanta Braves begins.

The two mayors agreed to fly the series-winning team flag over the losing team’s City Hall next week, and, working with the San Francisco and Atlanta convention and visitors bureaus, the winning city’s mayor will receive a package of the losing city’s best treats and foodstuffs.

The two mayors also offered to give a personal tour of their cities’ attractions and icons one day to the winning mayor.

“I’ve been a Giants fan all my life, and the whole city is proud of our hometown team and what they’ve accomplished so far this year,” Newsom said. “Making the playoffs is a big win for the economies and civic pride of both our cities, but I’m really looking forward to seeing the Giants’ flag wave over Atlanta City Hall next week. Here’s to a great series against Atlanta — and go Giants!”

Mayor Newsom also announced that, in addition to continuing to light San Francisco City Hall in orange in a show of Giants pride, beginning tonight, Coit Tower will also be lit in Giants Orange through the playoff run.

Yesterday, Newsom joined San Francisco Giants President Larry Baer and Giants fans to raise the Giants flag over San Francisco City Hall.

esherbert@sfexaminer.com

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