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Hamilton's slam hit with Texas homeowners, causes carpet firm's website to crash

09/15/2011 06:02 EDT | Updated 01/12/2012 02:09 EST
ARLINGTON, Texas - A Dallas carpet company has had trouble with its website much of the day, thanks to Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton.

The Rangers beat Cleveland on Wednesday night, helped by Hamilton's grand slam. It just so happened that CC Carpet was offering free flooring and countertops to customers in September if the Rangers outfielder hit a grand slam.

Hamilton did his part and the company has to pay up. Not long after the hit, the company's website crashed and it's been spotty Thursday.

CC Carpet president Steve Fitzgerald says the promotion will cost his company about US$500,000 but it's covered by insurance.

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