San Diego Padres offer fans free season tickets for hitting home run

May 5, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; General view as fans in Mariachi hats watch during the San Diego Padres game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego Padres have a pretty solid marketing department who has seemingly struck gold again, this time by offering up season tickets to any fan that can hit a home run at Petco Park.

Only problem? You get one swing (and only two pitches), so you better make it count.

  1. A winning hit is one that passes over the outfield fence of Petco Park, in fair territory, without bouncing on the field (a home run). The ultimate determination of whether a hit constitutes a home run shall be made by the Padres, in its sole and absolute discretion.
  2. Winners shall receive two (2) 2014 regular season tickets in the “Upper Infield” section (the “Prize”).

The seating location isn’t exactly the most prime territory, though, I don’t know many who’d complain about winning season tickets, let alone a set of two.

Unfortunately, for those of you who played Division 1 college baseball or professional baseball of any sort (read: Minor League player) – you’re not allowed to participate.

There’s no mention of the type of bat to be provided, though I assume it will be of the wooden variety -  so good luck getting it out of the infield, participants.

Topics: San Diego Padres

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