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Video: LA Dodgers’ Mookie Betts Admits Tasty Motivation: ‘So Everyone Could Get Some Tacos’

by Quentin Blount
Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts has won free Taco Bell tacos for everyone in America once again.

On Tuesday during the fifth inning of Game 1 in the 2020 World Series, Betts recorded the first stolen base of the series. Thanks to the stolen base and Taco Bell’s annual “Steal a Base, Steal a Taco” promotion, everyone will be eligible for a free Doritos Locos Taco.

“You and Babe Ruth are the only two in the history of World Series Play to walk and then steal two bases in the same inning,” Betts was told right after game. “Did you consider stealing home to get Babe Ruth off you?”

Betts was quick to admit that his only motivation was getting the American people free tacos.

“No, I didn’t. I just needed to get to second so that everyone could have some tacos,” the Dodgers outfielder said. “That’s what’s important to me.”

The Dodgers ended up winning Game 1 against the Tampa Bay Rays by a score of 8-3.

Furthermore, Betts stole a base two years ago in the 2018 World Series. That stolen base also triggered the Taco Bell promotion. Betts was then a member of the Boston Red Sox, facing the Dodgers.

Mookie Betts, ‘Taco Hero’

Winning free tacos for all of America not once but twice, Betts has been dubbed the “Taco Hero.” Taco Bell’s official Twitter acount tweeted after Betts stole third base during Tuesday night’s game.

“Our Taco Hero has stolen a base. Now, America, you get to steal a free Doritos Locos Tacos. Steal yours 10/28.”

Betts is clearly proud of being America’s Taco Hero. He tweeted earlier today “TACOS ON ME!!!! Tag me with your Taco photos! #OnToTheNext #LATogether.”

Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner quickly tweeted about the glorious occasion as well.

“Steal a base, steal a taco @TacoBell #WorldSeries #Partner,” Turner tweeted.

As noted in Taco Bell’s tweet, the free tacos will be available in restaurants on Oct. 28. Any time between midnight and 11:59 p.m. local time on Oct. 28, you can head to your local taco bell to claim one free Doritos Locos Taco. It’s one per person, according to the promotional rules.