26 October 2007

A true sports hero

His name? Jacoby Ellsbury. Forget whoever drove in those 12 runs in Game 1 of the World Series. It's Ellsbury, the Red Sox centerfielder, who stole a base last night, earning everyone in America a free taco at Taco Bell next week.

As a result of a promotion, the company is giving everyone who claims one a free crunchy beef taco from 2-5 p.m. on Oct. 30. The craftier bargain hunters are already MapQuesting their routes through town to hit as many T-Bells as possible in a three-hour span. Anyone want in on the pool for how long until the fast "food" chain reports an earnings shortfall to shareholders?

My real beef (rim shot!) is that the giveaway is just a few scant hours before I'm due for a gourmet, five-course wine dinner at Caffe Amici. I'll be damned if I'm going to put a 50-cent taco when that space is better utilized by a petit filet mignon with roasted red pepper polenta.

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