The Fresno Grizzlies are the Triple-A team for the Houston Astros, and jokingly played as the Fresno Tacos last night to celebrate a contest between local taco trucks at the stadium. The game sold out, tacos were consumed, fans cheered a Fresno victory and then Taco Bell, never one to be outdone, offered an interesting proposition.
As was reported by Ted Berg of USA TODAY, Taco Bell reached out to the Grizzlies on Twitter and offered the City of Fresno free tacos if the team changed its name to the Fresno Tacos permanently.
Given how delicious Taco Bell is, at least under certain circumstances, and how tacos in general are always a good idea, Fresno should seriously consider this offer. Taco Bell is basically offering free tacos to a city with a population of about 509,000, per the United States Census, and it’s not like the Grizzlies are an incredibly storied franchise whose name carries a ton of history behind it. I mean, come on. The team isn’t even 20 years old, having joined the Pacific Coast League in 1998, so why not change the name from Grizzlies to Tacos, take the freebie from Taco Bell and let the cult following commence?
No matter how you look at it, even if you’re the biggest baseball purist there is, this is a GREAT idea and should be acted upon immediately.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to Twitter