Giants vs. Braves – Gavin Newsom Makes a Small Bet with Mayor of Atlanta – But What If We Could Gamble with MUNI?

I don’t know, instead of wagering “treats and foodstuffs” with Atlanta, GA (see below) what if we could put up our transit system against their transit system?

Think about it, if the Giants won the National League playoffs, then we’d get MARTA lock, stock and barrel, why not?

And then, the satisfaction rate with San Francisco transit would rise from the dismal level of 52%, an F grade, basically, all the way up to 79%, which is MARTA’s current rate. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a B+ kind of transit system instead of a sub D- kind of system? Mmmmm…

Anyway, look forward to a delivery from Fox Brothers BBQ soon – it should arrive in a week or two.  

Mayor Newsom was joined by Giants President Larry Baer in raising the Giants flag at City Hall, Wednesday, October 6, 2010″

Via Gavin Newsom

MAYOR GAVIN NEWSOM AND ATLANTA MAYOR KASIM REED MAKE FRIENDLY WAGER ON SAN FRANCISCO-ATLANTA NATIONAL LEAGUE PLAYOFF SERIES – Mayors Agree to Fly Winning Team’s Flag Over Losing Team’s City Hall, Offer Personal City Tours & Selection of City’s Best Treats Following Best of Five Series

San Francisco, CA–In a phone call this 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 San Francisco Giants and the Atlanta Braves begins tonight.

Mayors Newsom and Reed agreed to fly the series-winning team flag over the losing city’s City Hall next week, and, working with the San Francisco and Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureaus, the office of the winning City’s mayor will receive a package of the losing City’s best treats and foodstuffs.  The 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,” said Mayor Newsom. “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.  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 Giants’ playoff run.  Yesterday, Mayor Newsom joined San Francisco Giants President Larry Baer and Giants fans to raise the Giants flag over San Francisco City Hall.

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4 Responses to “Giants vs. Braves – Gavin Newsom Makes a Small Bet with Mayor of Atlanta – But What If We Could Gamble with MUNI?”

  1. If we won the National League playoffs, we’d probably end up with SEPTA Or SORTA, but that doesn’t seem likely.

  2. gdewar says:

    don’t forget, Nate Ford used to run MARTA. He also had a problem with misuse of credit cards there…also I believe MARTA does not run much on weekends but I may be wrong.

  3. Rick says:

    79′s a C+, not a B+. But still better than a Sub-D.

  4. sfcitizen says:

    I feel you, but I think it’d be pretty hard to get a 90% satisfaction rate with any service that costs just $2…