The Tennessee Smokies — Double-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs — are hosting a “Free Beer Night” for their game against the Jackson Generals on Aug. 22 at Smokies Stadium in Kodak, TN.
Yes, Free Beer Night. But as you likely assumed, there’s a catch.
To be able to get free beer in the stadium, you need to purchase — or already have — a 2018 Smokies Mason Jar. And the free beer — which begins at first pitch — is only available until the opposing team scores a run.
FREE. BEER. NIGHT. 🍺🍺
Yes, you read that right. August 22nd, we're giving away FREE BEER until the opposing team scores. Don't miss out!
— Tennessee Smokies (@smokiesbaseball) July 27, 2018
So if the Generals hit a leadoff homer, that’s officially the end of the free beer. However, if the Smokies throw a shutout, the beer would be free all game (or at least until they cut off concessions, typically in the seventh inning at ballparks).
It would be a classic Theo Epstein prank to choose this as the game for Yu Darvish to make a minor league rehab start. And that would be one hell of a rough night for the Smokies’ stadium workers (unless they got some of the free beer too, of course).
A Milwaukee brewery ran a “free beer until the Packers” score special last year… and they probably regretted that decision.