For those who aren’t diehard Taco Bell devotees, for seven years, the Mexican fast-food chain has been running its “Steal a Base, Steal a Taco” promotion that offers a free Doritos Locos Taco to everyone in the country when a player steals a base during the World Series.
Well, on Tuesday night, that “when” came really quickly. In the bottom half of the first inning, the Boston Red Sox’s Mookie Betts led off with a single. During the next at bat, Betts broke on a pitch from Clayton Kershaw. Catcher Austin Barnes’ throw to second was way off the bag, the ball skipped by shortstop Manny Machado into the outfield, and Betts was safe by a mile.
As Major League Baseball wrote on its Twitter account, he became “the Taco Hero baseball deserves.”
If there’s any downside to this stolen base happening so quickly – outside the fact that the only thing you have to look forward to now is waiting to see who is crowned World Champions – it’s that we’ll all have to wait a while until we can cash in on our Doritos Locos Taco spoils.
WHEN DO WE GET THE FREE GRUB?
The assigned date for taco redemption isn’t until November 1. To claim yours, simply go to any participating Taco Bell location from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.