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Atlanta Braves Unveil $151 Burger That Comes With Championship Ring

Ballpark food has long had a rep for going over the top, but for the 2021 World Series champion Atlanta Braves, they knew they had to serve up something that was fit for their title reign.

Introducing the World Champions Burger, with a price tag that’s throwing major heat — $151 worth of it. Why the dizzying price tag? For starters, the World Champions Burger is a half-pound Waygu beef burger on a toasted, Irish-buttered brioche bun. It’s then joined by cage-free pan-fried eggs, edible gold-leaf-wrapped Hudson Valley foie gras, grilled cold water lobster tail, heirloom tomato, garden-fresh Bibb lettuce, Tillamook cheddar cheese and truffle aioli. Sheesh.

Sides include parmesan waffle fries and a replica World Series ring. Now if you wanted the real deal ring, be ready to cough up $25,000.

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Papa Johns is Offering Daily Contracts To Professional Baseball Players Right Now

In light of the ongoing major league baseball lockout, Papa Johns is giving some support to players with a lot of extra time on their hands currently by way of a job offer.

Papa Johns recently announced via their Twitter account that they are willing to offer daily contracts to any professional baseball player looking for some extra work right now. I’m curious to see how this whole program plays out, but if that means folks have the chance to meet their favorite baseball players, I’m all for it.

The new promotion is unorthodox, for sure, but it really would be pretty cool to see Shohei Ohtani pull up to your house with your order.

For any interested ball players, here’s the job listing.

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Pepsi To Debut Cracker Jack Flavored Soda

Crackers Jack and soda are such an ideal pairing at the ballpark, which is why it make’s perfect sense that Pepsi is linking up with Cracker Jack to develop a new flavor based on the beloved snack to celebrate the excitement of playoff baseball in October.

The new Cracker Jack-flavored Pepsi combines the cola’s iconic taste with hints of caramel, popcorn, and peanuts. One sip probably feels like you’re at a ball game. This new flavor is available exclusively through the #PepsiSingToScore Sweepstakes on Twitter and Tiktok. For your chance to win one of 2,000 Pepsi x Cracker Jack cans, just post a video of your best rendition of the classic, “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” using the hashtags #PepsiSingToScore and #Sweepstakes.

Winners can look forward to a Pepsi x Cracker Jack can in a specially designed box that gives a nod to the old-school Cracker Jack packaging, along with three packs of the snack. Three grand prize winners will get a premium “Collector’s Kit,” which includes a Pepsi x Cracker Jack can stored within a baseball glove along with tickets to a final series game.

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Taco Bell Brings Back ‘Steal A Base, Steal A Taco’ Promotion For MLB World Series

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Major League Baseball started the year off with uncertainty thanks to the pandemic as with many other professional sports. Next week, however, the 2020 World Series kicks off, and with it comes Taco Bell’s annual free taco promotion. 

That’s right, the Steal a Base, Steal a Taco deal is back. 

Here’s how it works: if a player steals a base during a championship game, fans can claim a free Doritos Locos Taco at their local Taco Bell on Oct. 28

However, this year, fans can claim their free taco much sooner by getting a code through the Taco Bell app hours after the first base is stolen. They’ll then have to cruise over to their local establishment and claim their taco. 

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Free Taco Bell Is Coming Now That The World Series Is Back

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UPDATE: Free tacos, guys!

The Dodgers have made it into the World Series and all my baseball-loving Los Angeles friends and family could not be happier. What could be more exciting than America’s favorite pastime? For those not into it, the return of free Taco Bell.

For the seventh straight year, Taco Bell is bringing back their annual “Steal a Base, Steal a Taco” promotion tied to the 2018 World Series.

Here’s How It Works

When the first player from any team steals a base during the World Series, everyone in America will be eligible to get a free Doritos Locos Taco on November 1 from 2 pm – 6 pm local time.

If you’re not a huge baseball fan like myself, there’s still something to be appreciated by a free DLT.

The World Series begins October 23, so taco fans be sure to keep an eye out for that stolen base. A free taco depends on it.

 

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Major League Baseball Finally Has An Official Hot Dog

If there was one food item synonymous with baseball, it would definitely be the hot dog.

As a die-hard San Francisco Giants fan, I’ve been to my fair share of baseball games and almost never go without getting a frankfurter as part of the experience.

Baseball teams across the country understand the importance of the hot dog, and serve up their own iconic versions of this ballpark staple. From the Atlanta Braves’ Dixie Dog to the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Dodger Dog, this sausage has etched its way into baseball fans’ hearts.

Despite all of the history behind this meal, Major League Baseball (MLB) has never had an official hot dog in its 141-year history… until now.

MLB recently announced that they had officially selected Nathan’s Famous the first Official Hot Dog of Major League Baseball. The hot dog brand will also become a key supporter of MLB’s Play Ball initiative to get kids outside and playing baseball, and will remain the official hot dog of the St. Louis Cardinals, Miami Marlins, the New York Mets and Yankees, and the Cincinnati Reds.

Baseball legend John Franco was a huge fan of the initiative, and said there was “no better way to watch the game than with a Nathan’s hot dog” while out promoting the new partnership.

Nathan’s Famous, which started out as a hot dog stand on Coney Island, New York around 100 years ago, is now a frankfurter icon that has independent and food court-based hot dog stands nationwide on top of a line of grocery store products. It’s definitely a notable brand that is worthy of such a title.

While it’s not confirmed if every single stadium in MLB will be carrying Nathan’s now, one thing is for certain: when people think baseball, they’ll begin to think Nathan’s Famous hot dogs rather than just hot dogs.

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Taco Bell Is Giving Everyone A FREE Taco On Nov. 2

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Last week, Taco Bell announced that they’ll be offering everyone a free taco if any baseball player steals a base during an MLB World Series Game. Specifically, the fast food chain will be giving out their popular Doritos Locos Taco if the caveat was met.

Thanks to Francisco Lindor of the Cleveland Indians, we’ll be cashing in on that free taco. The Indians’ shortstop stole a base last night in the bottom of the first inning.

Hungry fans can claim their free DLT on Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 2pm – 6pm.

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This Baseball Player Said He Thinks Mexican Food Is Better On The East Coast

The San Diego Padres had the privilege of hosting the 2016 MLB All-Star game at Petco Park, and the festivities kicked off  Monday, with everyone in high spirits for the Home Run Derby.

In the middle of the derby, San Diego Padre’s first baseman, Wil Myers, saw this as the perfect opportunity to talk about how much better he thinks Mexican food is on the East Coast — compared to the West Coast.

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Wil is from North Carolina, which is pretty far from Mexico, but just to tear apart his argument, in an interview with Union Tribune, he said he, “liked chipotle.”

Good for you, Wil. At least someone does. But, we have to draw the line. You sound crazy.

After seeing him beat around the bush when Yahoo Sports asked him to describe why East Coast Mexican food was “better,” it was clear he had no idea what he’s talking about and it was just what he “prefers.”

Perhaps he just “prefers” to spell his first name with one L instead of two. Seems pretty normal.

Of course, Twitter lost it’s mind over Wil’s comments:

Seriously, what is Wil thinking? Did he really think he could get away with saying the East Coast has better Mexican food than the West Coast — in Southern California? Even local Mexican restaurants were trolling Wil.

Wil, however, tried to defend himself after the flood of trolls probably drenched him in embarrassment — or confusion. He addressed his comments via Twitter, but still, it seems like he has no idea what he’s talking about. This might have made things worse. 

WillMyersBurritosNext time, just talk about baseball, Wil. Maybe that’s the reason your own brother threw a ball directly at you during the Home Run Derby. 

Wil did not come close to winning the Home Run Drby and finished the night with only 10 home runs — maybe eating all those California burritos slowed your swing down. 

Oh, yeah; Go Dodgers!