Crain’s paper, ACBJ paper place wager on World Series

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Ron Leuty

Crain’s Detroit Business and the San Francisco Business Times have placed a small wager on the outcome of the World Series.

According to a story on the Crain’s Detroit site, “Native Michiganian and now Bay Area resident Ron Leuty, the biotech reporter for the Business Times, admits to being ‘conflicted.’ He loves his new adopted team, but still keeps Tigers gear in his pocket when he goes to a Giants game. But he’s ready to be a little competitive with us, he wrote in his blog on Wednesday in the Business Times.

Bill Shea, business of sports reporter for Crain’s Detroit Business, tweeted at the end of Wednesday’s game: ‘Will the #Tigers be among the 37% of teams to lose Game 1 of the #WorldSeries but come back to win it all?’

“We’re willing to bet on it.

“So we’re entering into this not-so-high-stakes wager with our business-publication brethren from the West Coast.

“The stakes? Each publication has chosen a charity — CATCH here in Detroit, the Junior Giants in San Francisco — and the losing team’s publication will donate $100 to the winning city’s charity. Publishers at both publications also have agreed, in the event of their team’s loss, to wear a jersey or hat from the winning team to a public event.”

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