Braves’ Ozzie Albies on World Series steal: ‘I’m happy I got everybody free tacos’

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Taco Thursday will be a thing in the first week of November thanks to Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies.

Albies stole second base Tuesday in Game 1 of the World Series in Houston. That triggered the “Steal a Base, Steal a Taco” contest from Taco Bell.

With one out in the top of the first inning, Albies singled, and he had a mission to win free food for America.

“That was really cool. When I knew about it and I got to first, (I said), ‘OK, let’s do it’ and I went,” Albies told Heidi Watney of the MLB Network. “I’m happy I got everybody free tacos.”

Second base from Tuesday’s game will be headed to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Albies is the 10th player in World Series history to win the country a taco.

Former Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain stole a base in Game 1 of the 2015 World Series and triggered the contest. Cain lost his shoes in the deal as his spikes from that steal are in the Hall of Fame.

Thanks to Albies, Taco Bell will give away one Doritos Locos Taco to anyone who visits one of its locations on Nov. 4. People also can order online or in Taco Bell’s app.

Per the terms and conditions, a Taco Bell manager can deny a free taco “to any person he/she reasonably believes has already received a Free Doritos® Locos Tacos or has engaged in any other fraudulent activity.” Taco Bell locations also can “substitute an item of equal or greater value due to unavailability.”

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