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Score Free Taco Bell If MLB Players Deliver During The World Series

It’s postseason time for Major League Baseball, and the four remaining teams are making this a wild one to remember. While the players turn up the pressure on the field, Taco Bell is warming up for their annual free Taco Bell promotion with the MLB.

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Called “Steal a Base, Steal a Taco,” the premise is about as simple as it can get. If a player steals a base during the World Series, we all get free Doritos Locos Tacos depending on what game the stolen base occurs in. The free Taco Bell will be given away on Wednesday, November 1st, from 2-6 p.m. if the thievery happens during Game 1 or 2. If nobody swipes a bag until after those matchups, the distribution will happen on Tuesday, November 7th, during the same time window.

Each of the four remaining teams this year has a good amount of speed on their team, meaning that the chances are high for us to snag some tacos. Unfortunately, we only score free Taco Bell the first time somebody steals a base. Thus, if the Houston Astros’ speedy superstar Jose Altuve were to swipe a couple of bags in a hypothetical World Series matchup with the Chicago Cubs, we’d only get the free tacos the first time around.

Still, we’re always down to score some free Taco Bell, so no matter if your team makes it to the World Series or not, we can all root for at least one stolen base to happen.

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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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Wendy’s Iconic Frosty Is Selling For 50 Cents

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Who: Wendy’s

What: The fast food chain will offer customers a small Wendy’s Frosty for 50 cents.

In a recent partnership with MLB.com, Wendy’s customers can also win a free season-long subscription to MLB.TV Premium. Participants just have to take a photo of their Frosty, post it on Twitter or Instagram, and use the hashtag #50centFrostyMLB.

Where: All participating Wendy’s locations.

When: The 50-cent Frosty deal will be available beginning August 15 for a limited time.

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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! 

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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