Mayor Villaraigosa Bets Chicago Mayor Over Dodgers, Cubs Game
Fans arrive outside Wrigley Field before the National League divisional series baseball game between the LA Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs this afternoon in Chicago (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
So, get this. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Chicago Mayor Richard Daley just made a friendly fun bet. If the Dodgers win the playoff series against the Chicago Cubs (the first game is going on right now), Chicago will hand over their 2016 Olympic bid that we lost. And if the Cubs win, Chicago gets to take LA Times owner Sam Zell back.
And all of the sudden, sports bar patrons across Los Angeles turned into Cubs fans.
“It would be a tremendous blow to the City of Los Angeles to lose such a great corporate citizen such as Mr. Zell," Villaraigosa said in a statement. "So in unlikely event that the Dodgers lose, I’d insist that as a consolation he sell the L.A. Times back to an L.A. owner before heading back to Chicago.” Did the Mayor just gain a few more fans at the LA Times building?