Many teams run quirky promotions during games but seldom do we see them payout. On Wednesday in Arlington, one finally came through.
Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton clubbed a grand slam to cap an eight-run fourth inning against the Indians. The grand slam came during a one-month promotion where customers who purchased and installed flooring and countertops from CC Carpet would be refunded if Hamilton hit a grand slam. Here’s the store’s ad that plays during Rangers games:
Hamilton had been to the plate with the bases loaded three previous times during the promotion without hitting a home run. He said after Wednesday’s game that he was very much aware of what was at stake.
“Yeah, the situation doesn’t come up all that often, so when it does, you can’t help but think about it,” Hamilton said with a smile. “I’m in the business of giving back. I like to help people as much as I can.”
Don’t feel too badly for the company either — the store’s president says they’re covered by an insurance policy even though $500,000 of flooring was purchased during the period. Let’s just hope they pay up unlike the last time we had a contest winner at a sporting event. Besides, having Hamilton hit the grand slam was probably worth it given the extra publicity they received.Google+