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Free tacos for baseball fans


If your favorite baseball team is not playing in this year’s World Series, please accept a free taco as a consolation prize.

For the second consecutive year, Major League Baseball sponsor Taco Bell is giving away millions of free tacos as part of its “Steal a base, steal a taco” campaign that offers free tacos after the first base is stolen in the World Series.

For four hours on Tuesday, the fast-food chain will hand out one free taco to every person who shows up at its U.S. restaurants.

Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Jason Bartlett stole second base in the bottom of the fifth inning of Game 1 of the 2008 World Series, netting free tacos for people with time to stand in line. On Monday, heavy rains forced a suspension of Game 5.