MTA challenges CTA with pizza slice bet on NLCS; rat not included

It's usually a bet of popular food made between the mayors of two cities going head to head in a championship sports series.

So it's refreshing to see New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority challenging the Chicago Transit Authority to a pizza slice bet on the Mets vs. the Cubs in the National League Championship Series.

It took the CTA about 18 hours to actually accept the wager, but it upped the ante by suggesting a slice of pizza for every home run, and included a video of Kyle Schwarber's mammoth shot to the top of the new scoreboard against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Of course, now Game 1 is in the books, and the CTA is down 2 slices to 1 after the two Mets players homered Saturday in New York's, while only Schwarber smacked a round-tripper for the home team. But there's plenty more baseball to be played.

And it didn't take long for a Mets fan to suggest that the CTA should get this pizza slice:

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Now the Cubs have to win this bet to avoid this fate for the CTA.


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  • I guess the CTA has to ante up.

  • In reply to chris:

    How many slices did Murphy get?

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