I was not impressed with 2004's Taco Bell promotion during the World Series. They offered a free taco for everyone in the United States if a home run was hit by either team off a target over the left field wall during Game 3 in St. Louis. Didn't seem like a real risk since the target was only about 12x12. That's a big ballpark times a handful of home runs divided by a tiny surface area. Hence, no free tacos.
I don't know if they offered any free meat in 2005 but last year they expanded the offer to any home run hit over the left field wall, again during Game 3. Was there one?
Now it's Fall Classic Time again (Game One is tonight!) and again those clever bastards at Taco Bell have us talking about their latest offer. This time they will likely actually give away some tacos.
"BOSTON (Reuters) - Many Americans will be wagering on this week's baseball World Series. For Taco Bell, the stakes are a free taco for everyone in the United States.
The fast-food chain on Monday unveiled a promotion it is calling "Steal a Base, Steal a Taco," which will run through the best-of-seven matchup.
"Millions and millions of people will be watching the Series and hopefully tuning in to see when they are going to get their taco," said Taco Bell spokesman Rob Poetsch.
There has been at least one stolen base in every World Series matchup since 1990. When the first base is stolen, the unit of Yum Brands Inc, will announce a Tuesday afternoon when consumers will be able to walk into the chain's participating 5,800 outlets and ask for a free taco. Anyone who walks into a participating outlet during the give-away period would be eligible for a free taco.
Despite the promotion's name, stealing the taco will not be required."
P.S. I picked the Indians to beat the Red Sox to get to the World Series so keep that in mind as I pick the Red Sox to win it over the Rockies in 5 games. Again, I know nothing.