FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 30, 2014
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World Series Stakes Are High
San Francisco City Librarian Luis Herrera Wages Bet with Kansas City
Was it foolish, perhaps, for San Francisco City Librarian Luis Herrera to wager a World Series bet against Kansas City Public Library Executive Director R. Crosby Kemper III? Tonight’s deciding Game 7 of Major League Baseball’s World Series will provide the answer.
The stakes are high, because if the Kansas City wins tonight’s game, San Francisco City Librarian Herrera will be forced to don the Royals’ jersey and read a story out loud to video cameras, to be posted on the winning city’s library website.
Crosby Kemper, on the other hand, will face humiliation, given that the San Francisco Giants surely will win. His charge would be to don a Giants’ jersey and read from the children’s book, Smarty Marty’s Got Game, written by Amy G, the Giants’ in-game reporter.
San Francisco and Kansas City Public Libraries engaged in an earlier Twitter war with its own wager. If the Giants win, Kansas City will add Dan Fost’s The Giants Baseball Experience: A year by year chronicle from New York to San Francisco.