Newsom sends Giants flag to Atlanta 

Mayor Gavin Newsom is basking in the Giants victory, not only because the team moves forward in the playoffs, but because he won an “offensive” bet between him and the mayor of Atlanta.

The competitive mayors last week agreed that the losing city would have to fly the winning baseball team’s flag over their city hall. Newsom has already sent the Giants flag to Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed to raise over Atlanta's City Hall.

“Can you imagine having to hoist the Atlanta Braves flag right behind me at City Hall —  the indignity —  so I feel for my friend the mayor of Atlanta because that’s exactly what he will be doing when he receives the Giants flag,” Newsom told reporters Tuesday. “We are looking forward to the YouTube clip of that.”

Newsom’s been warned by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter already not to get too cocky as the team prepares to take on the Phillies this week. No doubt, Newsom is cooking up another creative bet with Nutter.

“They are already giving us a hard time so we will come up with the appropriate bet,” Newsom said. 

esherbert@sfexaminer.com

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