KANSAS CITY, Mo. Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain probably will always remember the first grand slam of his career, which came during the Royals' pulsating 10-7 win over Cleveland on Thursday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium.
But you can also bet that Debbie Hassed, a 50-year-old mother and homemaker from Overland Park, Kan., will remember Cain's blast for the rest of her life.
With one swing of the bat, Cain made Hassed 25,000 richer.
Cain's grand slam came during the sixth inning, which happens to be the "Sonic Slam Inning," a promotion carried by Fox Sports Kansas City and the Royals Radio Network. During that inning, if a Royals player hits a home run, a contestant receives a rollover prize pool that is normally in the hundreds of dollars.
But if that homer is a grand slam over the wall, the contestant instantly wins 25,000.
"I will tell you that I'm am the world's biggest fan of Lorenzo Cain right now," Hassed said by phone, "and probably forever!"
Hassed had been notified by...