♫ Buy me some peanuts and cheap tacos... ♫
That, my friends, is what I ate for dinner last night. Oh yes, it was the Rockies cheap tacos special. For years, Taco Bell has offered a promotion that if the Rockies score 7 runs or more, the next day between 4pm and 6pm, you can buy four regular tacos for a dollar with the purchase of a drink. So far in this young season, there have been four cheap taco opportunities...
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Not only is this the greatest fast food promotion ever, but as an added bonus the Rockies seem to perform better whenever I follow through and eat cheap tacos. Case in point, while I was inside buying my cheap tacos on 4/8, Jason Giambi clubbed a three run HR, the Rox' only offense of the night.
The cheap tacos mojo manifest itself most prominently in June of 2009. On 6/4/11, the Rockies sat at 12 games under .500. That day they beat Houston with a 10-3 final score. The Rockies followed that win with three more taco-producing wins. I did my duty and ate my cheap tacos each time, but faced a dilemma when the Rockies finished a four game sweep of the Cardinals with a 5-2 win. I decided to keep things rolling and wound up eating Taco Bell until the Rockies had consecutive losses against the Angels on 6/23 and 6/24. In all, the Rockies had 17 wins in 18 games and my body endured three weeks of horrible nutrition nicely. Hey, it was a great diversion from studying for the bar.
Now the taco mojo is not infallible. Exhibit A: last night. Nevertheless, the mojo is real. I shudder to think how poorly the Rockies would have played had I not eaten cheap tacos. If you're not a fan of mass-produced, unhealthy Mexican food, perhaps you might still enjoy the promotion for its commercials:
"Hey hey! I got your tacos right here!"