Josh Hamilton Floored by His $500,000 Homer

Categories: Texas Rangers

 

Rangers pound out another 12 hits. Rangers score another nine runs. Rangers win again. Lead in the AL West remains three games. Magic number shrinks to 11.

Rangers are 21 games over .500 for the first time since 1999.

Not that good great baseball is boring, but the West is all but won. Need a little drama down the stretch. Screw the Sonic Slam Inning, I'm talking major money. Like ...

We've seen the TV ad all month featuring that hot girl (Morgan) and some guy (her dad, Steve Fitzgerald, turns out) offering full flooring refunds to customers of CC Carpet in September if Josh Hamilton hits a grand slam this month.

And in last night's eight-run 4th, Yahtzee! Hamilton's slam to left gave Texas an 8-0 lead and saved customers approximately $500,000. Hamilton's blast cleared the wall and apparently crashed CC Carpet's web site.

Fans, of course, were buzzing about Fitzgerald's promotional gamble seemingly backfiring.

In the ad, Morgan says "Dad, are you crazy?!"

Yep, like a fox.

Fitzgerald is getting more than his money's worth of publicity this morning -- saw his ad on ESPN's SportsCenter a minute ago. And, yes, he did buy insurance for the promotion.


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J Michael Daniel Jr
J Michael Daniel Jr

I bought a room and floor package from CC in 1993 at one of their original locations out on SH80 in Mesquite. They were small at the time and I had know idea who Steve was. It was one room job with a little wood flooring around the fireplace.  A few months after the install I called them with a concern that an area seemed to be matting for an unknown reason. 2 hours later Steve shows up, business card in hand and a representative of the carpet manufacturer with him. They quickly indentified it as a traffic issue that is easily solved with a better vaccum than we currently had, which was resolved when I bought a better vaccum. I was thoroughly impressed this guy would show up the same day with an expert in tow, and noted that he really is concerned about his customers.I turned the house some 2 years later above market value with some help on what we did with the flooring around fireplace. I've followed his company's growth over the years, and he deserves the kudos for the promotion.

Dollar Dog
Dollar Dog

Napoli's 1.024 ops is now second in the majors to Bautista's 1.072 for players with significant plate appearances.

His 388 appearances do not qualify him for the league leader charts but still you are looking at a sizable lead over all MVP candidates (other than Bautista) having hefty seasons.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

How is Josh floored? I looked for a quote from him, didn't see that he was surprised about it or that CC's refloored his house. Can we insert a Josh quote maybe?

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

What a surprise, random generically-named defenders show up spewing the same old "you don't pay for it, stop your whining" or "where's your show/blog?"

You guys need new material. We custom-tailor our platinum level nutkicking specifically to each instance of Richie being lazy, douchey, and/or hackish. By the way, we're here to support the Observer and entertain each other, not because of Whitt.

Balls of Fury
Balls of Fury

Im sure josh would be surprised to learn he was "floored" considering he thought about it as he went to the plate, then again, Josh wouldnt read this headline bc of alienating himself from the Ranger with his Paternity stories.  When you getting that follow up article?  Or has your medjia pass been revoked

El Rey
El Rey

Good advertising strategy. Great promotion. Way to go Hambone!

Bastion of Truth
Bastion of Truth

So I read the headline and figured Id click through to see what hamilton thought about hitting the slam and helping out a bunch of families get free carpeting and counter tops...but NOPE, not one fucking word or quote from Josh.  Were you too lazy to go down to the clubhouse and get a quote or were you even at the game?  I mean at least you could have sourced a quote from any one of the other media sheeples who actually attend Rangers games.  This is shit Richie, we used to expect more from you

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

I'd let that girl piss in my mouth

It was a win-win for him. Now he gets free advertising with his store's name in the news for the next few days. 

MikeInEuless
MikeInEuless

So once again you're pronouncing the pennant race over; I presume once again should the lead narrow, you'll say that 'we' thought this was all over, didn't 'we'?  No, so long as the Rangers head into Anaheim for that last series with a three-game lead or less, I'm not thinking anything is over.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Was friggen awesome when it happened.  When he came up with em loaded and I said if he hits a slam, im buying a round of shots for my buddies.  Fitzgerald is happy and his insurance is pissed, so glad to see them get fucked on this one

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

Yeah, yeah, yeah. More talk about his daughter please. How's her carpet?

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

RW doesn't operate under the guidelines of facts nor common sense nor head of hairedness. #dontcomebringingfacts

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

Hamilton was even asked about his beneficent blast after the game. "The situation doesn't come up often, so when it does you can't help but think about it," he said. "I'm in the business of giving back. I like to help people as much as I can by giving back. So that's cool."

Big Ole' Beaner
Big Ole' Beaner

Game was at 6 and Richie's radio show doesn't end until 7. Nut kick RW when he deserves it. He doesn't in this case. It's a fine blog post.

CoachD004
CoachD004

Hey bastion, get off his ass, where is your article, where is your radio show ? Oh you mean you don't have one. I thought for sure with ask that criticism that you did.

Storm_71
Storm_71

Come on man Richie at a Rangers game. His press pass is collecting dust at the bottom of his loop ear ring drawer That hack is just happy that he a free mail in post.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Makes me giggle. I can see the agents that write these kind of policies at cocktail parties laughing about how this is such easy money and they never have to pay them off. Methinks their lawyers will be combing CC's books with a fine tooth comb.

#1 Fail Fan
#1 Fail Fan

Richie would have that quote if he bothered to watch the game or even watch highlights and postgame interviews. He's all about Mehboys and 49ers who don't even play until Sunday.

Bastion of Truth
Bastion of Truth

Ok so you win one point, the game was at 6, but there are plenty of games at 7 or on the weekend, and that doesnt excuse the lazy writing.  If his blogs were as witty as the titles then this would be the sportatorium of 3 years ago

Bastion of Truth
Bastion of Truth

Its not my job to write an article or a blog post.  But when your title insinuates that Josh had feelings about something he did, you might expect that to be addressed in the article.  And guess what else Coach, I dont have a job in print or radio, but I take the time to follow all my local sports team and attend the games and the irony of this is.....His fucking job is to follow sports, thats what he talks and writes about so you think he head out there or turn it on TV.  Here let me show you how this work

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

But dude, ya na how it is when Ur up n da tiddyb and you can't hear anything but the ACDC! Party on bro, I'll just throw some shit at the wall that I hear from Russ on the Tollway tomorrow. Sincerely, RW

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

I think you're stretching the definition of witty when it comes to the headlines.

Tad Banyon
Tad Banyon

Yeah the headline was just an excuse to make a reference to flooring. I'm not blaming Richie, a lot of times the writer has no control over the headline. But whoever did write the headline did a poor job. There's nothing wrong with tossing in a pun, but the headline still needs to accurately represent the story. In this case, the headline teases that Josh was dumbfounded by the effect his grand slam had on flooring customers. But there's no indication anywhere in the story of this being so. So basically it was just a lazy headline with a forced but inappropriate attempt at being clever.

CoachD004
CoachD004

It was a flooring promotion thats why the title

Im_Ed_Carter
Im_Ed_Carter

Wait for it...wait for it...

In toddler base jumping...

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