October 19, 2006

Baseball Coffins to Hit Stores in 2007

Thinking outside the boxMajor League Baseball has struck a deal to put team logos on caskets and urns. Starting next year, the dearly departed fans of the Yankees, Red Sox, Tigers, Phillies, Cubs, and Dodgers can spend their posthumous existence entombed in their team colors.

Each urn will be stamped with a message saying Major League Baseball officially recognizes the deceased as a lifelong fan of that team.

If the pilot project goes well, they could expand to include more teams. If waiting for the next Reds' World Series wasn't enough to keep you going, hanging on for the availability of a Reds-themed final resting place certainly is.

Go read the story on ABC News. You can also check out Eternal Image, the company that will be making the coffins and urns. Among their other themes are Precious Moments, and the urn is just a disgustingly cute as the little figurines your aunt collects.

4 comments to “Baseball Coffins to Hit Stores in 2007”

  1. KittyDuran says:

    Ha! I almost thought this was satire! Anyhoo, count me down for one – if the cost is not too high for the urn.

    BTW, thanks RHM for adding some more entries to the blog – was getting awfully tired of seeing Spiezio’s ugly mug and uglier tattoo every time I brought up your site.

  2. Red Hot Mama says:

    I agree on Spiezio: I avoided my own site all day at work yesterday because I would have been embarrassed to have that on the screen!

  3. Daedalus says:

    ugh. this is morbid. it’s amazing how they can even commercialize death.

    i am very, very disturbed.

  4. Red Hot Mama says:

    Wow; they disturbed the woman who gave us Voodoo Albert. That’s quite a feat.