Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 10/22/13

Making mayoral bets is a tricky, complicated thing apparently. That’s the impression we get from St. Louis mayor Francis Slay, at least. The mayor won’t be taking place in any mayoral bets over the upcoming World Series with Boston mayor Tom Menino as the Cardinals get set to take on the Red Sox. The reason, according to slay, is that he doesn’t want to tie up his staff. He tweeted before the National League Championship Series that he wouldn’t be making any bets this postseason because “that frees up time of my staffers.” Then he added the kicker: “Plus, it isn’t fair to other mayors.” That tweet is almost two weeks old, but it sounds like Slay is sticking to his no-bet stance. He tweeted this Monday night. No mayoral sports bet. I would, however, welcome a visit here from @mayortommenino. #fgs— MayorSlay.com (@MayorSlay) October 22, 2013 Slay could still be smarting from losing, though. He lost a bet with San Francisco mayor Edwin Lee over last year’s National League Championship Series. The Giants won the series, and Slay was forced to change his Twitter avatar to the Giants logo. That negotiation and execution must have been extremely taxing. Politicians still stink. Photo of the Day This is really happening. Tweet of the Day In honor of J. Leyland's retirement I smoked the last bit of the hand-rolled cigarette he gave me behind our red schoolhouse in 1873.— Old Hoss Radbourn (@OldHossRadbourn) October 22, 2013 Video of the Day The title of this video on YouTube is “GREAT GOAL!! GOAL OF THE SEASON.” Meh. Filed under: Daily Blend, Top Stories, World Series

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