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To take our minds off our (possible) impending implosion, here is a question posed to me today...
Say the Rangers went a very long time without hitting a HR in the 6th inning, and the jackpot got up to $30,000. But when they finally did hit a HR, it was a grand slam. How much money would the person make? Or can the jackpot even get over 16,200?
What do you think the outcome would be?
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the grand slam jackpot fixed on 25,000?
Otherwise, a regular home run stacks by $100 per every night a home run isn't hit. I don't watch the games on TV much anymore, but I thought that's what they used to do.
Don't know if the jackpot rolls over season to season, I would doubt it Keystone.
As for your hypothetical, I would imagine Sonic would pay out the higher of the two amounts. Obviously not something we ever need to worry about seeing.
Here's another one for you. Let's say the Sonic Slam Inning is the fourth inning next year. And Mitch Moreland does his thing hitting a grand slam in the top, but then the rains come and the game gets cancelled, only to be made up at a later date.
What happens then? (Aside from alliteration, this is probably why it's always the 6th inning).
It would take over one and a half seasons of homer-less baseball (in that inning) for the jackpot to build to even $25,000.
I think Sonic would withdraw their sponsorship if that were the case, lol.
Alright, probably not... but that would be nuts.
Look at it this way, it doesnt matter to Sonic if the home run payout is exceedingly large when the home run is hit. If a home run is hit every day for 7 days in the 6th inning, Sonic pays $100 to someone different every day for a total of 7 days. If 7 days go by, and the total is now $700, then one person is paid $700 for a home run in the 6th. The same amount of money is exchanging hands. So you figure an average of $16,200 a year just for home runs, plus maybe one or 2 $25,000 jackpots for Grand Slams. That figure could be reduced if the home run total is reset after a Grand Slam, havent paid too much attention to the rules since I can't take part in it anyways. Also, most likely, that money is set aside before the season anyways, and anything left over probably rolls into the next years money pot.
Do you guys remember when Palm Harbor homes sponsored the Home Run/Grand Slam Inning. And someone won a new house.
Pretty sure that's why it is sponsored by Sonic now.
do you remember when josh hit a grand slam and everyone won free carpeting (i think)
One other thing to note, a lot of these promotions have insurance components. For example, in charity golf tourneyments that offer a huge prize for a hole-in-one, the sponsor will buy insurance in case someone actually makes the shot. Then the insurance company will pay out the large prize.
They might have something similar for the Sonic Slam Inning. Since it's just $25,000 I doubt it, but it's a common practice for other larger promotions.
Does anybody know if there's an online entry for the Sonic Slam Inning contest?
Who gives a shit?
Yes, they won free carpet. That was funny.
Nothing online... you have to go to Sonic and ask for an entry form - it's on their brown paper take out bags.
Back in the 1940s there was a sign on the wall behind RF fence at Ebbets Field that if a player hit it they would win a suit.
Times have changed ... players don't wear suits and fans now get pizza or free Sonic.
there was a stadium in 1994 that had that also
if a person win a slam inning dose he or she get maild a check, how do they recive there winnings?
John h: go to the nearest sonic and they will give you a Sonic Gift Card.
What is "malid"????
I'm not sure, maybe spell what other people said correctly?
Wait so if someone wins the $25,000 jackpot they just get thousands of dollars of Sonic?
No, you put down your address and such, and they send you a check.
I miss cookie talk.
I am imagining the two guys in the car talking about this subject, right now.
"Uh, its called a RIPOFF!"
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