Tucker mayor makes World Series bet

Tucker Mayor Frank Auman agreed to a friendly wager with the mayor of Deer Park, Texas, ahead of the Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros meeting in the World Series.

Auman—who said he is a lifelong Braves fan—challenged Deer Park Mayor Jerry Mouton to a bet on which team will win the Fall Classic. The mayor whose team loses will have to wear the opposing team’s jersey during an upcoming city council meeting.

“I’m glad Mayor Mouton is joining me in this friendly competition,” Auman said in a release. “Here in Braves Country, we’re all excited about the run our team is on. The series with Houston should be a great one, but I’m confident you will not see me wearing an Astros jersey anytime soon.”

According to a release from city officials, Tucker and Deer Park are similar in many ways. The release states that both are small cities with populations of fewer than 40,000 people, suburbs of major cities, and “both cities are crazy about their baseball teams.”

“As a die-hard Houston Astros fan, a little friendly competition is right up my alley,” Mouton added. “I look forward to watching the Tucker and Deer Park communities support their team throughout the World Series. Even though the Houston Astros are going to take home the trophy, we wish the Braves luck in competing for the title of 2021 World Series Champions.”

The Braves won their fourth consecutive National League East title this season, then advanced to the World Series with an NLDS win over the Milwaukee Brewers and a dramatic NLCS win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Astros—world champions in 2017—came under scrutiny for their role in a cheating scandal that helped them to win their lone title in franchise history.

First pitch of Game One of the World Series occurred Oct. 26 from Houston’s Minute Maid Park. Atlanta won the first game 6-2. The Astros won game two 7-2. Remaining games will occur Oct. 29 – Oct. 30 and will extend to extra games through Nov. 3 if necessary.

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