If there was ever any doubt, Mayor Gavin Newsom bets with his mind not his heart, those questions have been answered.
The lifelong San Francisco Giants fan made a bold bet with the mayor of Atlanta ahead of the Giants divisional series against the Braves. And there is still a Giants' flag flying over Atlanta City Hall, thanks to Newsom.
The mayor of San Francisco made a similar bet with the mayor of Philadelphia, the Giants last roadblock before a date with the World Series. But this time the bet is noticeably toned down in a series that San Francisco is expected to lose.
If the Giants do what pundits think they might, Newsom will have to don a Philadelphia Phillies hat during a ceremony around Veteran's Day. If the Phillies lose, the mayor of Philadelphia will wear a Giants hat.
At least it beats a box of chocolates.