Astros’ Jose Altuve Promotion Fails on Twitter

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The Houston Astros Twitter feed was feeling quite generous on this beautiful Thursday, offering up a chance to win a baseball autographed by National League batting champion Jose Altuve. The only catch being the promo tweet had to reach 1,000 retweets:

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Seemed simple enough, right? Fans go nuts for free crap all the time, and this particular free item even holds some value—so it should have been a slam dunk. But over an hour later, depression hit the Astros’ social media department:

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If there’s a professional Twitter version of getting kicked in the sack, this is definitely it.

On the bright side, they gave the 1,000 retweet challenge another go with a free ticket giveaway … and actually hit the milestone!

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