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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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How To Get Free Taco Bell After The World Series Ends

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Over the last three years, Taco Bell has run a promotion where everyone in the U.S. can get free food, so long as there is a stolen base in the MLB World Series. Well, there was a stolen base in Game 2 this past Wednesday, which means we all get a free Doritos Locos Taco.

Neither the Los Angeles Dodgers nor Houston Astros have stolen many bases this postseason, but all it took was one, and in the 10th inning of last night’s game, Cameron Maybin of the Astros picked Brandon McCarthy’s pocket.

Per the promotion, we can go to any participating Taco Bell around the country this Nov. 1, between 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., and redeem our free taco, no purchase necessary.

Technically, the promotion would run during Game 7 of the World Series, but Dodgers should have it wrapped up by Game 6. So I can confidently say that this promotion will take place AFTER the World Series is over.

Screw the Astros, but thank you for the free taco.

Who: Taco Bell

What: Free Doritos Locos Taco

When: November 1, 2017, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: All participating Taco Bell locations

Why: Because the Dodgers bullpen blew it, let runners on base, let them run wild, and lost a game that should have been theirs. Sons of bi… Sorry, lost a little control there.

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Dodger Stadium Goes All Out For Its World Series Menu

The World Series is upon us and as Dodger Stadium gets ready to host the first two games, they’ve loaded up their menu with food as impressive as the teams on the field.

Over the last couple of years, stadium food has evolved into a competition to see who can come up with the most Instagram-worthy dishes, and Dodger Stadium has done its due diligence in that sense.

From Flamin’ Hot Cheetos-covered elotes, to upgrading their nachos and smothering them in al pastor taco meat, Dodger Stadium’s food scene is going to be lit for the World Series.

If you were one of the lucky few who was able to get tickets to one of these games, you might as well go all out and try something a little different than the usual Dodger Dog.

Some of these items aren’t brand new, while others are making their debut, but none of them lack the wow factor that would make the person sitting next to you ask where you found them.

We’ll see if they keep these on the menu for next season, but for now, its a championship  food lineup, worthy of being on the World Series roster.

Check them out below:

Al Pastor Fries in a Helmet


Staying true to the Los Angeles street food scene, Dodger Stadium will have a souvenir helmet filled with crispy fries topped with al pastor-style pork, pico de gallo & avocado crema. These can be found at LA Taqueria on Field level (section 10), and Reserve level (section 15).
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Al Pastor Nacho Helmet


The nachos, like the fries, will be topped with al pastor, and can also be found at LA Taqueria on Field level (section 10) and the Reserve level (section 15).
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Cheet-o-Lote


Not only are they going to have an elote, but they’re covering it Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. These can be found at the King’s Hawaiian Grill on Left Field Plaza and LA Taqueria on Reserve levels (section 15).

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Chicken & Waffle Sammy


L.A. is known for the legendary Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles, and the Dodgers are putting their own twist on the concept. It consists of spicy fried chicken and candied smoked bacon in between a Belgian waffle that’s covered in maple syrup. These can be found at Chick N’ Tots on Field level (section 8), Lots O’ Tots on Loge (section 136), and Tenders Etc. on Reserve level (section 14).
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This Team Dodger Dog


You can find everything and the kitchen sink in this Dodger Dog. It’s a 1/3 lb. all-beef dog topped with chili, cheese sauce, pastrami, and then drizzled with spicy mustard and pickles. These can be found at Extreme Loaded Dog on Field level (section 48), Loge level (section 135), and Reserve level (section 2).
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King’s Hawaiian Lobster Roll


Dodger Stadium works closely with King’s Hawaiian, which results in some amazing items, like this lobster roll. It consists of a New England style lobster mix on a King’s Hawaiian Sweet Roll, served with a side of garlic fries. This can be found at the King’s Hawaiian Grill on Left Field Plaza.
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Short Rib Waffle Fries


If you’re in the mood for barbecue, these waffle fries are smothered in braised short ribs, red wine reduction sauce, and crispy cheese curds. These are located at Bud & Burgers booth the on Field level (section 47) and Top Deck Dogs Too on the Top Deck (section 4).
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Smoked Chicken Leg Platter


Keeping with the barbecue theme, the smoked chicken leg and thigh is smothered in sweet, smoky BBQ sauce, and served with roasted corn, ramen slaw, and corn bread. These can be found at King’s Hawaiian Grill on Left Field Plaza.
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Dodgers Wagyu Cheeseburger

Getting a little fancy with their burgers, they put together a Kobe-style American beef ½ lb burger, creamy American cheese, crispy bacon, grilled onions, herbed mayo on a brioche bun with kettle chips on the side.
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Shrimp Shooter


The only thing better than a Michelada is probably a michelada with a jumbo shrimp to shoot. These can be found at Blue Heaven on Earth Bar in the Right Field Plaza, and #ITFDB Bar on the Left Field Plaza.

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Vegan Nachos


Dodger Stadium is starting to cater to the vegan community, and has a couple of menu items for those who do not consume meat. Located in LA Taqueira on the Field level (section 10), these nachos consist of Crispy tortilla chips topped with Vegan cheese, pico de gallo, jalapeños, and salsa verde.
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Vegan Noodle Bowl

The second vegan option is a Vietnamese bean thread noodle bowl with nappa cabbage, shredded carrots, diced cucumber, peanuts, diced jalapeño, and peanut sauce. These will be served at Base Bowls on Field level (section 45).
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Churro Sundae Helmet


It’s going to be over 100 degrees in L.A., you might want some ice cream and churros. These will be at Trolley Dodger Treats on Field level (section 46), and LA Taqueria on Reserve level (section 15). You’re welcome.
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Ice Cream Donut Sandwich


A bit of an homage to the After’s Milky Bun, this donut sandwich will be covered in blue glaze, blue and white sprinkles, and stuffed with blue vanilla ice cream. The treat can be found at Trolley Dodger Treats on Field level (section 46).
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Candied Apples


For kids and big kids alike, the caramel apples come in three flavors: Crushed Oreos, S’mores, or Chamoy. These will be at the Trolley Dodger Treats on Field level (section 46), Marketplace on Loge level (section 137), Reserve level (section 5).
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Souvenir Moscow Mule


This mule consists of Ketel One Vodka, lime juice, ginger beer, and a lime wedge. Probably the coolest thing is the sweet ass souvenir mug it comes in. Find these at Blue Heaven on Earth Bar on the Right Field Plaza, and the #ITFDB Bar in the Left Field Plaza.
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Blue Slugger


You’ll probably need a cold drink in the heat, and this Blue Slugger could help you out. It consists of Vodka, Blue Curacao, pineapple juice, and fresh lemon sour mix with a splash of Sprite. These can be found all over the place, like the Think Blue Bar on Field level (section 1), Reserve level (section 13), Blue Heaven on Earth Bar on Right Field Plaza, #ITFDB Bar on Left Field Plaza, Hite Bar on Loge level (section 107), Rita Cabana Bar on Loge level (section 161), and Top Deck Buds on Top Deck (section 5).

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Why Your Customary Free Taco Bell Is In Jeopardy This World Series

For the third consecutive year, Taco Bell is doing a promotion where everyone in the U.S. gets a free taco if there is a stolen base in the World Series. The promotion has usually been money, as stolen bases have always been essential to baseball, and it’s almost a certainty that we’ll all be able to cash in on their offer.

This year’s a little different, though, as the four teams fighting for a shot at a World Series appearance aren’t, well, very fast.

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Take the Houston Astros and New York Yankees for example — both are trying to get to the World Series, and in 12 combined 2017 playoff games (as of this writing), they’ve only mustered out a total of 2 stolen bases between them.

On the other side of the playoffs, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs do have 8 stolen bases between them during the 2017 playoffs, but most come from the Dodgers, who were almost gifted every single stolen base.

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OK, enough baseball stats. Let’s get to what you really care about — free tacos. All those stolen base stats were to show that stolen bases have been few and far in between this postseason, which brings up the real possibility that there could be zero stolen bases this World Series, meaning zero free Taco Bell tacos for us.

For comparison, the 2016 World Series between the Cubs and the Cleveland Indians saw a total of 12 stolen bases, which is more than the the four remaining teams COMBINED.

Your best bet would be to root for the Dodgers, as they’ve had the most stolen bases (5) between the four remaining teams, but again, we might be very disappointed this year, and might not “steal” ourselves free Taco Bell, as has become customary over the last two seasons.

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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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Study Shows The Cubs Win More When Fans Eat These Foods

Game 7 of the World Series is upon us and either the Chicago Cubs or Cleveland Indians will be crowned as champions.

Both teams have their own bouts with superstitions like Billy Goat curses and long championship droughts, so fans might want to pay close attention to this one.

Delivery service Grubhub analyzed the food ordered by both teams’ cities this season, and determined which food correlated with their teams winning.

Essentially, when fans ordered these food items during the regular season, the Cubs and Indians somehow won more games.

You may or may not believe in these silly superstitions, but if your team is about to close out a victory, do you really want to risk it?

Here’s What Cubs Fans Want To Eat Before The Game

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  1.  Hamachi kama was ordered 145% more when Cubs won than when they lost
  2.  Mac and cheese was ordered 117% more
  3.  Black bean taco was ordered 111% more
  4.  Hriatiki salad was ordered 91% more
  5.  Shepherd salad was ordered 88% more

Basically if you’re a Cubs fan right now, you want to grub on some Hamachi Kama, the juicy collar of the yellowtail fish. When Chicagoans ordered Hamachi from Grubhub, the Cubs won 145 percent more times than when not. Sure you can try to order some of the other stuff, but you run the risk of the win percentage decreasing.

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Here’s What Indians Fans Want To Eat Before The Game

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  1. Shrimp tempura roll was ordered 124% more when Indians won than when they lost
  2. Tuna melt was ordered 121% more
  3. Vegetable roll was ordered 119% more
  4. Meat pizza was ordered 113% more
  5. Turkey club was ordered 111% more

Indians fans need to jump on that shrimp tempura roll, ASAP. They’re dangerously close to blowing a 3-to-1 series lead, and you’d think every bit of luck is necessary.

Best of luck to both teams, if you believe in that kind of thing.

 

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We’ll All Get Free Taco Bell If MLB Players Step Up In The World Series

The MLB playoffs are heating up, and the World Series is just around the corner, so as has been the case over the last five years, Taco Bell is going to give away some free food.

All the players have to do on the field is steal a base during a World Series game, and everybody gets a free Doritos Locos Taco on Thursday, November 10.

As of this writing, the four teams remaining in the MLB postseason have a combined total of 13 stolen bases, which isn’t a whole lot, but  we can keep our fingers crossed, for the sake of free tacos.

Who: Taco Bell

What: Free Doritos Locos Tacos if a stolen base occurs in the World Series

When: Can be redeemed Nov. 2, if a stolen base occurs in Game 1 or 2. Redeemable Nov. 10 if the theft occurs between games 3 through 7.

Where: All participating US Taco Bell stores

Why: Because Taco Bell and MLB are homies, apparently.

 

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How You Can ‘Steal’ A Taco Bell A.M. Crunchwrap After The World Series

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Major League Baseball’s World Series is about to begin, and even if you don’t follow the ole games, you should be hoping a speedy runner steals a base, so you can get yourself some free Taco Bell.

There’s just two dates you have to keep in mind, November 5 and November 10, as these could be the dates to get your free A.M. Crunchwrap if any Kansas City Royal, or New York Met gets a stolen base.

If a base is stolen within the first two games of the series, the Crunchwraps will be given out on November 5. If the theft occurs in any of the games after, you can redeem your breakfast on November 10.

Essentially, someone has to steal at least one base throughout the series and we all get to munch on Taco Bell.

No purchase is necessary, but there is a limit of one per customer.

Just don’t forget that the breakfast hours are from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. breakfast and you should be good to go.

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