The Blue Jays meet the Royals tonight for Game 1 of the American League Championship Series in Kansas City.
As is customary in these sporting rivalries, Kansas City Mayor Sly James has issued a challenge to mayor John Tory and the City of Toronto.
“Congratulations on making it this far Mayor Tory and the Toronto Blue Jays, but we have a wager for you,” he said. “We are going to not lose, so I’m really more interested in what you’re going to do for us. I will warn you in advance, we have our own maple syrup, so something else maybe.”
If the Blue Jays beat the Royals (which shouldn’t be too hard to do!), Tory will be awarded a fine selection of ribs and sauces from three of Kansas City’s best restaurants. Why ribs? Kansas City has been dubbed by some as the BBQ Capital of the World
Here’s what Mayor Sly James had to say:
Here’s how Tory responded (video courtesy Global News):