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    Re: Has anyone ever actually won the Tundra?

    The good news is, the sign has been hit before.... it just wasn't for the truck at the time. So it is certainly going to happen again at some point.

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    Re: Has anyone ever actually won the Tundra?

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    The good news is, the sign has been hit before.... it just wasn't for the truck at the time. So it is certainly going to happen again at some point.
    Yep, given it's positioning, it will definitely be hit at some point. I didn't realize it had been hit previously (when different signage was there) but it doesn't surprise me in the least.

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    Re: Has anyone ever actually won the Tundra?

    It just doesn't seem worth the effort to even enter this contest.
    Might as well spend a dollar on a Mega Millions Ticket instead
    I guess Toyota gets a lot of cheap advertising out of it though.
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    Re: Has anyone ever actually won the Tundra?

    IIRC the Reds had a different giveaway years ago. Basically they'd choose 4 names in one inning of each game, with the first four batters in the inning representing each respective name chosen. If the batter homered the person would get a gift certificate or something, but if the player hit a grand slam (which meant the first 3 batters reached and the fourth hit the home run) then that fan would win a car. I believe the car at the time was a Corvette from Schott Chevrolet. You can see where this is going. Well, the inning was chosen, the fourth batter up was Eric Davis. First three players reached and Davis jacked it for the grand slam. Apparently, Marge was apoplectic that she actually had to make good on the contest and give away a Corvette.

    I think this is the game.
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    Re: Has anyone ever actually won the Tundra?

    On a somewhat related note, has anyone ever lost the scoreboard Skyline chili 3 plate guess which one the ball is under thingy?

    I never have. They win every time. My wife thinks there is one under each plate. It used to be easy but now its gotten a little tricky. Either that or I'm just getting old.

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    Re: Has anyone ever actually won the Tundra?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    On a somewhat related note, has anyone ever lost the scoreboard Skyline chili 3 plate guess which one the ball is under thingy?

    I never have. They win every time. My wife thinks there is one under each plate. It used to be easy but now its gotten a little tricky. Either that or I'm just getting old.
    I have seen it twice at GABP. One when it was REALLY simple. This year and last year they have made it far more difficult than it used to be to follow along.

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    All I can say it, that's a long way to hit the ball.
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    Re: Has anyone ever actually won the Tundra?

    Adam Dunn's HR off Jose Mesa actually went *over* the truck didn't it?
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    Re: Has anyone ever actually won the Tundra?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds View Post
    Adam Dunn's HR off Jose Mesa actually went *over* the truck didn't it?
    Bounced off the roof of the batters eye, where the riverboat deck is now.

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    Re: Has anyone ever actually won the Tundra?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds View Post
    Adam Dunn's HR off Jose Mesa actually went *over* the truck didn't it?
    It was Jose Lima.
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    Re: Has anyone ever actually won the Tundra?

    Wasn't it Todd Frazier who hit a HR earlier this year that went off the Riverboat Deck in center field? If that had been slightly to the left of the deck, it probably would have come darn close to hitting that truck. That HR was an absolute bomb!

    Joey split the uprights of the Power Stacks w/a HR a few years ago so that sign is definitely going to be easier for a player to hit than the truck but dang, the placement has to be JUST right and you can't predict or plan for that at all.
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    Re: Has anyone ever actually won the Tundra?

    All the more reason to trade for Mike Stanton. Imagine giving away a truck with a ball shaped hole in the fender.
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Re: Has anyone ever actually won the Tundra?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    IIRC the Reds had a different giveaway years ago. Basically they'd choose 4 names in one inning of each game, with the first four batters in the inning representing each respective name chosen. If the batter homered the person would get a gift certificate or something, but if the player hit a grand slam (which meant the first 3 batters reached and the fourth hit the home run) then that fan would win a car. I believe the car at the time was a Corvette from Schott Chevrolet. You can see where this is going. Well, the inning was chosen, the fourth batter up was Eric Davis. First three players reached and Davis jacked it for the grand slam. Apparently, Marge was apoplectic that she actually had to make good on the contest and give away a Corvette.

    I think this is the game.
    The big payoff inning. A single got you a couple tickets and it went up from there. I think Kroger gift cards were included with the tickets as well.
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