By not losing 100 games, the Astros cost a furniture store $4 million


There’s a furniture store in Texas which promised a certain number of customers who spent a certain amount of money on furniture a refund if the Houston Astros didn’t lose 100 games this year. Yesterday’s win ensures that the Astros will lose no more than 99 games. Ergo:

One assumes that Mattress Mack is not insane and that he either had insurance for the stunt or else has such margins on his items that this is merely $4 million in advertising costs which have paid off. Heck, you didn’t even know who this guy was until I just posted this. So well done, Mack.