L.A.’s Metro and New York’s MTA Are Feuding About Baseball on Twitter

Here are six suggested wagers for their public bet on the playoffs

With all due respect to Conan O’Brien v. Madeleine Albright (2014), we have a new favorite Twitter feud: Los Angeles Metro v. New York MTA. If you haven’t been following along, the transportation agencies have been going Tweet to Tweet since Tuesday night over who will win when the Dodgers play the Mets in the NLDS playoffs next weekend.

At this point in the battle, the agencies are tossing around the terms of a wager on the teams, and we want to weigh in on what the New York MTA should have to do when—not if—the Dodgers best the Mets. Here are six ideas. Bring on the playoffs!

  1. Get the Mets players to ride the 704 dressed as West Hollywood Jesus
  2. Ride the 720 from 3rd Street Promenade to Commerce Center and shake the hand of every single person who enters the bus, greeting them with, “I love LA..”—at 4 p.m.
  3. Convince Woody Allen to ride a Los Angeles bus. Any one of them. Any distance.
  4. Attend consecutive Dodgers celebrations in Hollywood, North Hollywood, West Hollywood, and East Hollywood—without using Uber.
  5. Wrap NYC buses with the Barbara Kruger, Shepard Fairey, and John Baldessari bus wraps from three years ago.
  6. Make the New York Times stop publishing stories about the Los Angeles Metro that include the phrases like “endless freeways” and “car-obsessed.”