Mookie Betts stole a base in the World Series and now everyone gets a free taco!
While everyone busied themselves trying to decide whether the Red Sox or Dodgers would emerge from the next four-to-seven baseball games as World Series champions, there was an equally important matter decided in the very first inning of Game 1 on Tuesday night. We're of course talking about the all-important "Steal a Base, Steal a Taco."
Mookie Betts singled in the bottom of the first and then stole second (on the very next pitch!) and now we all get free tacos from Taco Bell:
APPRECIATE THAT FREE TACO, MOOKIE!- Cut4 (@Cut4) October 24, 2018
Yes, everyone in America can now get Doritos Locos Tacos from Taco Bell on Nov. 1 from 2-6 p.m. local time. After the game, Betts told reporters that the idea of free tacos was definitely something he was thinking about:
"I may go get me a taco because I haven't had Taco Bell in so long," Betts added afterward. "I may go enjoy me one."
Last year, Astros outfielder Cameron Maybin did it with his stolen base in the 11th inning of Game 2. It's also not the first time the feat happened in the first inning of Game 1. In 2015, Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain stole second in the top of the first inning of Game 1. The following year, Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor accomplished the feat in the bottom of the first inning.
It also seems that the people knew, as Mookie led our poll heading into Game 1. Congrats, everyone.