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Josh Hamilton’s grand slam was worth $500,000 in carpet

Sep 15, 2011, 11:51 AM EDT

Wes Helms, Josh Hamilton AP

Josh Hamilton‘s grand slam last night helped the Rangers to their 85th win of the season, but it was also worth about $500,000 in free carpet.

As part of a promotion CC Carpet and Floor Design in Dallas offered customers who bought flooring or counter tops a full refund if Hamilton hit a grand slam from August 29 to the end of the season.

He hadn’t hit one since May 28 of 2008, so it probably seemed like a safe bet that would help drum up some business, but instead Hamilton went deep with the bases loaded and the store will issue about $500,000 in refunds.

Of course, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star Telegram notes that owner Steve Fitzgerald got an insurance policy before running the promotion. Or as Fitzgerald put it: “I’m excited. I’m great. I wish he could have waited until the last game of the season so more people could have gotten it.”

  1. The Common Man - Sep 15, 2011 at 12:04 PM

    “Josh Hamilton’s grand slam was worth $500,000 in carpet”

    But will it match the drapes?

    • trevorb06 - Sep 15, 2011 at 12:43 PM

      That’s what he said?

  2. jackkoho - Sep 15, 2011 at 3:14 PM

    Whoever insured that bet wasn’t very smart. Betting against Josh Hamilton.

  3. metalhead65 - Sep 15, 2011 at 3:36 PM

    the trade with the reds looks more one sided every time hamilton plays. granted the guy has been injured but is an mvp caliber play when not. the slug the reds got in return looks more useless eveytime he takes the mound. how many years does he get to use the tommy john surgery as a reason for sucking? 2 years now and he still shows no control. I still think his good 1 third of a season he had when he came over to the reds were the results of the ped’s he got busted for while rehabbing. a total hands down steal of a trade by the rangers. one of the most lopsided deals in history.

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