Angel Pagan has become a fan favorite in San Francisco. But with one clean swipe of second base, he may have won over America. At the very least, those in the country who love Taco Bell are now among his fans.
In eighth inning of the Giants' 2-0 win in Game 2 of the World Series, Pagan got a great jump on Detroit reliever Drew Smyly's first pitch to Pablo Sandoval. Catcher Gerald Laird fired a strike to second baseman Omar Infante but Pagan slid in ahead of the tag. By stealing second, he not only got himself into scoring postion but he triggered a World Series promotion by the fast food chain.
The “Steal A Base, Steal A Taco” promotion promised that we'd all be treated to something called a Doritos Loco Taco if any player stole a base in the World Series. According to MLB.com, you just need to turn up at participating Taco Bell on Tuesday Oct. 30 between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to get your free taco.
"Actually, bring it over here. I'm hungry right now. I just found out about it. I'm pretty happy, but I was just trying to play the game hard," Pagan said after the game, via Big League Stew. "Trying to create a situation for us to score and then, after the game, they told me about it."
First a 3-homer game. Then free tacos for everyone. What's going to happen in Game 3?