If you're not a fan of the Los Angels Dodgers or the Houston Astros (or baseball in general), you might not have been paying much attention to game two of the series, which went into extra innings. The Astros won, which is notable for fans, but the true legacy of the game may be a more simple act during the 11th inning: a stolen base.
That was when Houston outfielder Cameron Maybin stole second base. A fairly common practice in the sport, but, this time, with delicious implications. That's because he (perhaps unknowingly) became America's new "Taco Hero," earning us all one free Doritos Locos taco in the process.
The promotion is part of Taco Bell's "Steal A Base, Steal A Taco" campaign. It's the sixth time the Tex-Mex chain has run the campaign, and Maybin is our nation's sixth baseball player to carry the title. The rules are simple: The base must be stolen during game one or two of the series, and everyone gets one free Doritos Locos taco on November 1. You have to stop by a participating location from 2-6 p.m. on Wednesday to enjoy it, but there is no purchase necessary.
After the game, Maybin tweeted his own excitement at becoming a Taco Hero.