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Detroit Mayor Makes Good on World Series Bet, Visits San Francisco

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Detroit Mayor Makes Good on Bet, Visits SF

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Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, left, and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, right, stand in a rooftop garden and look at nearby construction during a visit to the headquarters of Twitter, Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

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Detroit Mayor David Bing made good on his World Series bet this week when he visited the Bay Area for a tour and community service. But, not without visiting a couple of tech companies along the way.

Before the World Series began, Bing and San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee wagered that the mayor of the losing team would tour the winner's turf and helping in community service involving kids.

The loser, Bing, who also happens to be a former NBA player, had some words for the kids of the Junior Giants program on Monday in a private event at AT&T ballpark with the help of Giant's pitcher Jeremy Affeldt. Whatever he told the kids must have been good.

Sue Peterson, Executive Director of the Giants Community Fund, said in a statement: "Mayor Bing was very gracious in teaching the kids about respect on and off the field."

The other part of the bet? Touring the winning city, which of course, included some of SF's tech playmakers.

The duo stopped by Twitter headquarters and green tech company  Greenstart.

"We hope Mayor Bing can bring some SF innovative magic back to Detroit," Greenstart said on their blog.

Overall, Bing was a good sport about losing a friendly wager and went home learning a thing or two about an innovative city.

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