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Toronto mayor John Tory punctuated his ALCS bet with KC by performing a Bautista-esque bat flip

Toronto mayor punctuates ALCS wager with bat flip

Evidently, it's not just amusement parks that are wagering on their hometown teams this postseason. 

The mayors of Toronto and Kansas City have put some of their most treasured culinary masterpieces at stake for the upcoming ALCS, and the winner will take home the spoils. Representing Kansas City, mayor Sly James nominated a selection of ribs and sauces from some of his city's famous barbecue eateries.

Meanwhile, for Toronto, mayor John Tory put up three types of local craft beer -- and a little trash talk:

"Number one, our beer is stronger, number two, our pitchers are stronger, and number three, our hitters are stronger," Tory said. "So Mayor James: Game on, go Jays."

Which he punctuated with an impression of city hero Jose Bautista:

Oh yeah, he went there. And Toronto councillor Norm Kelly took it even further:

If you were to type five fire emojis into an internet translator and ask it to turn them into English, that's the text that would come out.

Yes, Canada is technically part of the Commonwealth of Nations, formerly known as the British Commonwealth. In that respect, sure, there are royals involved. However, to Kansas City's credit, they do have other Royals:


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