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Wilson Building Flies St. Louis Flag, To Honor Baseball Bet

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Lest Nationals fan forget the Game 5 loss, the flag of St. Louis is flying high over the Wilson building in D.C.
Lest Nationals fan forget the Game 5 loss, the flag of St. Louis is flying high over the Wilson building in D.C.

For those who have spotted a strange-looking flag flying over the Wilson Building, you're not imagining things. The St. Louis city flag is flying over D.C.'s main government building today as part of an inter-city bet made by Mayor Vincent Gray.

Gray and St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay made a flag-flying wager during the National League Division Series between the Washington Nationals and the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals rallied to beat the Nationals in the deciding game five, of course, and as a result, the St. Louis flag will fly at the Wilson Building all day.

It has a red background with a blue fleur-de-lis in a yellow circle and three squiggles of blue and white that represent the rivers that come together near St. Louis.

The Cardinals went on to lose the National League Championship Series to the San Francisco Giants, who now take on the Detroit Tigers in the World Series. Game one is tonight.


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