The Detroit Tigers fell in Game 2 of the World Series on Thursday night to go down two games in the best-of-seven series, but it was hard to find a Tigers player without a smile on his face in the post-game locker room.
"Life is more than baseball," said Prince Fielder. "We're getting free tacos. What's to be upset about?"
Thanks to a Taco Bell promotion promising a free taco to everyone in the United States if a base was stolen in the World Series, the Tigers earned a free taco when San Francisco's Angel Pagan stole second in the eighth inning. The game was briefly halted as Tigers players stormed the field to celebrate.
"Dori-tos! Lo-cos! Ta-cos!" the Tigers chanted, lifting Pagan up into the air and carrying him around the field.
"I've got a team of fatasses," said Tigers manager Jim Leyland. "It is what it is. I'm hoping now that the tacos thing is over, they can finally focus on baseball. They've definitely been preoccupied so far with the taco promotion."
Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera will play better in the rest of the series.
"Domino's pizza is based in Michigan," said Cabrera. "If they would promise us free pizza for life if we win the World Series, I can guarantee we'd win the next four games in a row."