(CBS) Oh, they really love their baseball in Houston, even if it’s in a roundabout way.
In a promotion based on the expectation that the Astros would be horrible again this season, Gallery Furniture in Houston ran a campaign in the spring that promised the first 500 customers who would spend at least $6,300 at the store they they’d get a full refund if the Astros won at least 63 games. (See what they did there?)READ MORE: Two Simeon High School Students, Both 15, Killed In Shootings Four Hours Apart
Originally, the promotion did its trick, as more than $4 million of furniture was spent on this promise.READ MORE: SWAT Team On Scene On Division Street On Near North Side
The aftermath, though? It’s ugly for Gallery Furniture, because on Sunday, the Astros recorded their 63rd win of the year, with three weeks left to boot. And the furniture store will make good on its word, with its apparent founder tweeting that more than $4 million will be refunded.MORE NEWS: COPA Releases Video Of July Police Shooting During Foot Chase In Bronzeville
The good old @MattressMack seemed to be happy, despite the financial setback. After all, they say any publicity is good publicity.