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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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Fast Food

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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Hit-Or-Miss

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! 

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Beer Video

F*ck Gloves: Watch This Fan Catch A Foul Ball With Her Beer

This weekend at the San Francisco Giants game, a woman thought that her cardboard drink tray filled with fries and a beer could double as a glove as she attempted to catch a foul ball with it. You see the ball come in, she raises her tray, then BOOM, fries and beer go flying haphazardly through the air.

A for effort, I guess? Or maybe she was just trying to ensure that the ball didn’t hit her in the face. Either way, this gets a 10/10 as a “catching a foul ball” fail.

It was the top of the first inning too, that’ll be quite the stinky ride home!

Ok, one more time:

 

 

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated, MLB.com

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Pairing The Right Beer With The Perfect Stadium Food Across the US

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Baseball season has officially begun and fans are flocking to the stadiums. It’s safe to say there will be loads of drinking and snacking.

Let’s Grab a Beer designed an infographic detailing all the popular drinks at major baseball stadiums across the United States. From Pilsner to lager to ale, each beer is paired with a stadium food they think it goes best with. Sure, you won’t find a Churro Dog or even a deep-fried Dodger Dog, but some of these choices aren’t half bad.

We could definitely go for some Pale Ale and pastrami right about now.

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15 Beautiful Things to Eat at Dodgers Stadium That Aren’t Peanuts or Cracker Jacks

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A staple for Los Angeles residents is to frequent Dodgers Stadium during baseball season. It is, after all, America’s pastime. When you’re not busy watching Kemp strike out, you’re probably wondering what you want eat. Now we don’t know about you, but peanuts and crackerjacks just don’t fill us up enough for a 3-hour game.

Though stadium food can be expensive, we at Foodbeast want you to get the most for your money. That being said, we took an afternoon and did some hard-hitting research on some of the best food options you can get at Dodgers Stadium. While their game against the Chicago White Sox was a tad disappointing, we made the most of our time there nonetheless. Our stomachs stretched so your wallets don’t have to.

You’re welcome.

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BBQ Beef Sandwich

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What: A 12-hour slow-cooked beef brisket smothered in BBQ sauce and topped with pickles and onions between two hamburger buns. Comes with coleslaw and potato salad. Tangy, hearty and they don’t skimp on the sauce.

Price: $10

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Elote

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What: Roasted corn seasoned with cheese, mayo and chili powder. Super flavorful and tasty. Definitely worth the money but a tad bit messy.

Price: $5

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Louisiana Hot Sausage

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What: A spicy Louisinana sausage dog topped with coleslaw and bleu cheese. The sausage is buried somewhere under all that slaw, but it’s definitely a recommend.

Price: $9

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Italian Meatball Marinara Sandwich

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What: Italian meatballs that were hand-formed and thrown into a sandwich with special seasonings. Some of the best meatballs we’ve ever tried. Definitely worth it.

Price: $9

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Lasorda’s Pasta Platter

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What: Penne topped with a zesty marinara sauce. Includes two hand-formed Italian meatballs and parmesan cheese. A carbo load option for all the photography we had ahead of us.

Price: $10

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Chicken Parmesan

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What: Hand-breaded chicken breast served on an Italian roll and covered in marinara sauce, Provolone cheese and grated Parmesan. Another sandwich from Mr. Lasorda’s Trattoria.

Price: $9

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Brooklyn Dodger Dog

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What: East Coast cousin of the Dodger Dog, the Brooklyn Dodger Dog is made with a casing that adds a much welcomed crunch. Just make sure to load it with condiments before feeding the Lasorda.

Price: $7.50

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Garlic Fries

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What: Fries smothered in a garlic marinade. A very popular snack at Dodger stadium, sold at practically every stand.

Price: $7.75

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Big Kid Dog

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What: A hot dog topped with a melted heap of mac n’ cheese and a generous handful of fritos. For the big kid in all of us.

Price: $8.50

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LA Extreme Bacon Dog

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What: A 1/3-pound all-beef dog that’s wrapped in three slices of applewood smoked bacon, smothered in grilled peppers and onions and topped with mustard and mayo. Because we Californians love bacon-wrapped anything.

Price: $9.50

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Doyer Dog, Jr.

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What: Drenched in nacho cheese, chili, jalapeño  and pico de gallo. For those with a taste for spicy, the Doyer Dog is the perfect choice.

Price: $8.50

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Frito Pie Dog

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What: Made with chili, cheese and half a bag of Fritos. We recommend saving a few Frito chips to dip the chili cheese that falls out of your dog. Because you will spill.

Price: $8.50

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The Heater

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What: Topped with a special bleu cheese coleslaw and smothered in a spicy buffalo wing sauce. The dog added the necessary heat to a pretty weak game.

Price: $8.50

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Homestand Special – Chicago Dog

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What: Dodger Stadium has a tradition of making a customized hot dog in honor of the opposing team. Since they faced the White Sox the night we attended, behold the Chicago Dog. Made with a  slice of pickle, tomato and a buttload of relish. Fell to pieces after two bites, but the dog was picked clean regardless.

Price: $9

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Cannoli

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What: A Sicilian pastry lined with chocolate, filled with creamy filling and topped with more chocolate chips. A sweet end to a bittersweet game.

Price: $6

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Honorable Mention: Kirin Frozen Beer