This year, as it has done for the last several years, Taco Bell ran a promotion in which, if a player steals a base in the World Series, everyone in the country gets a free taco. Last night Mookie Betts stole a base in the first inning getting things out of the way pretty early. If you want your free taco, make a run for the border on November 1 between 2PM and 6PM.
I think that’s pretty cool, as free tacos are about the greatest thing there is. Not everyone agrees, however. Including one of the players in the World Series, Brock Holt of the Red Sox. His lack of Taco Bell fandom was revealed when he was asked about Betts’ stolen base last night by Masslive.com:
“I haven’t eaten Taco Bell in probably 10 years, so yeah, I’ll probably stay away from the free taco. I’ll let everyone else get it.”
He said it’d be different if it was Chipotle, though, which he and his family are really into:
“I would have to take my son there, because he loves Chipotle. He crushes it. So he’s 2-years-old and he eats a whole Chipotle bowl by himself. So I would have to give him my free Chipotle.”
But no Taco Bell, Brock?
“But yeah, Taco Bell, I’m going to stay away from Taco Bell. You’ll end up on the toilet all night.”
If that’s his experience, OK, but I’m personally slack-jawed imagining what a diaper looks like after a toddler houses a whole Chipotle bowl. The mind reels.
Anyway, I expect the Red Sox clubhouse will get a nice little memo this afternoon imploring the players not to speak ill of the sponsoring brands.