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Angel Pagan worked the drive-thru window at Taco Bell and gave away free tacos

Oct 31, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

Giants center fielder Angel Pagan provided free tacos for the whole country by stealing second base in Game 2 of the World Series as part of a Taco Bell promotion.

Yesterday was the day for everyone to come claim their tacos and Pagan spent the afternoon hanging out at a Taco Bell in Redwood City, California, where he worked the drive-thru window, made the tacos, and helped give them away.

An actual Pagan quote from the above video: “I feel happy that I brought everyone together in the United States and it’s a great moment for all America.”

And there’s some good news: If you missed out on the “great moment for all America” yesterday you can, you know, just buy a taco today for like a dollar.

  1. alexo0 - Oct 31, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    Off the record quote from Pagan: “Suck it, Dave Roberts. This is how you bring a real nation together.”

    • rje49 - Oct 31, 2012 at 8:59 PM

      Dave Roberts? You mean the Dave Roberts that had the most important stolen base in the history of baseball?

  2. Detroit Michael - Oct 31, 2012 at 12:25 PM

    What a good sport.

    • dickclydesdale - Oct 31, 2012 at 7:32 PM

      It’s only Angel Pagan, why all the uproar? Maybe if it was Will Clark i could understand.
      BTW the free taco is a gimmick to have people buy food there.

  3. indaburg - Oct 31, 2012 at 12:29 PM

    “I feel happy that I brought everyone together in the United States and it’s a great moment for all America.”

    Yes, this ranks up there with the moon landing, the Emancipation Proclamation, the Civil Rights Act, and the Declaration of Independence. When a man, by his own sheer force and will, can steal a base and feed a nation of millions, it is indeed a proud moment to be an American.

    What I find most impressive is that Pagan was able to say that with a straight face.

    • historiophiliac - Oct 31, 2012 at 12:45 PM

      I’m willing to bet Joe Buck has said worse. And, in all fairness, free tacos are hardly going to cost the Democrats the South for a generation.

      • indaburg - Oct 31, 2012 at 1:17 PM

        “Free tacos are hardly going to cost the Democrats the South for a generation.”

        You never know. Those are some pretty lousy tacos.

      • historiophiliac - Oct 31, 2012 at 1:28 PM

        Burgie, I know I don’t have to point out the obesity rates in the South to you. Will.Eat.Anything. (fried) I know a woman who makes her Thanksgiving “stuffing” with fritos.

      • indaburg - Oct 31, 2012 at 1:39 PM

        True dat. My dad’s first comment when he moved to Florida, “Why is everyone so fat?” (In a heavy Spanish accent, it sounds funnier.)

    • cur68 - Oct 31, 2012 at 1:02 PM

      Yes! Finally! Pagan is a MONSTER! I’m glad we could agree on this ‘burg. Your stance on his “dreamyness” has been untenable. Its nice to see you’ve recovered from your Dark & Stormy induced mental lapse. I blame FC for that. He’s a miscreant.

      • indaburg - Oct 31, 2012 at 1:14 PM

        Ha! No sleep and baseball withdrawal has made me cranky. Pagan is still a mighty fine POA. He just needs to not talk; he ruins everything when he opens his mouth. And as others have mentioned, he was being a good sport.

      • cur68 - Oct 31, 2012 at 1:21 PM

        I hate you.

      • historiophiliac - Oct 31, 2012 at 1:30 PM

        Second the ass.

      • indaburg - Oct 31, 2012 at 1:41 PM

        Cur, right back at ya sweetcakes.

  4. pharmy - Oct 31, 2012 at 12:37 PM

    Who’d have thought a guy named “Pagan” could slip so efficiently into soulless cross-promotional mode?

  5. crisisjunky - Oct 31, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    A glorious day, with the election looming and Thanksgiving on the horizon, to have
    Angels and Pagans everywhere united in Aquarian Splendor.
    Peace, Love and Tacos.

  6. ravensallday2012 - Oct 31, 2012 at 1:28 PM

    Lets make the world fatter. Just what we needed

  7. barroomhero80 - Oct 31, 2012 at 1:45 PM


  8. illadelphiasphinest - Oct 31, 2012 at 2:15 PM

    Free tacos from 2-6. Nice maketing scheme Taco Bell. Way to dodge the lunch and dinner rush on a tuesday afternoon.

  9. cameltoehoe - Oct 31, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    I love the fact that as the Giants are celebrating a World Series win, the East Coast is drowning, literally! Suck it East Coast. We’re so hot we’ll melt your Popsicle!

    • indaburg - Oct 31, 2012 at 3:05 PM

      Fifty people (and counting) have died, billions destroyed, cities in ruin and you had to go there?

  10. drewsylvania - Oct 31, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    What I want to know is, did he wash any already-clean plates?

  11. cameltoehoe - Oct 31, 2012 at 7:23 PM

    NOLA did it first & did it better. Don’t think the East Coast started disaster relief.

  12. cameltoehoe - Oct 31, 2012 at 7:44 PM

    So, tickets to a ball game from a radio station is a ploy to keep listening to the station AND keep going to games. What’s the diff? Marketing is marketing.

  13. savior72 - Oct 31, 2012 at 10:41 PM

    Big Props to Taco Bell for hookin us all up, can we have a world series more often?

  14. wgray981 - Oct 31, 2012 at 11:57 PM

    “…for like a dollar.” Did this writer not pass his 5th grade English class? No professional writer should like ever do that. See how stupid that sounds?

  15. canoyoulie - Nov 1, 2012 at 12:07 AM

    i don’t know this guy’s background … seriously, is he even a U.S. citizen? or does this even matter to anyone anymore? it should.

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