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BAMAPHIN 22
10-18-2006, 10:46 PM
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Many crazed baseball fans have said they would die for a championship. But are they willing to take that devotion to the grave? Major League Baseball and a company that makes funeral products will soon find out just how many fans want to be decked out for all eternity in tribute to their team.

Starting next season, fans of the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers will be able to have their ashes put in an urn or head six feet under in a casket emblazoned with their team colors and insignia.

MLB has entered a licensing agreement with Eternal Image, which hopes to eventually make urns and caskets for all 30 teams. The company also hopes to have similar agreements with NASCAR, the NHL and the NFL, but baseball was the first to sign on.

The $11 billion-a-year funeral industry is adding more personal touches, from Harley Davidson-themed caskets to ones featuring the cartoon character Betty Boop.

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AirMarino83
10-19-2006, 12:02 AM
kinda freaky, yet i can see many fans ashing away in one of those

MikeO
10-19-2006, 12:06 AM
only a sick messed up disturbed person would want something like this. Is your life so empty that when you die you want to be burried in something with the logo of a team??? A team that you were never a part of???

Rocky Raccoon
10-19-2006, 12:17 AM
a lot of people would call that person sick, but if you're dead when it happens who cares?

WarriorWelker83
10-19-2006, 10:51 AM
I've seen many Phillies logos on caskets and gravestones.....many of them coming from sporting publications and wesbites. I dont know if i'd get one on mine though. Even in the dead i dont know if i can proudly show my Phillies pride.

MikeO
10-19-2006, 11:39 AM
a lot of people would call that person sick, but if you're dead when it happens who cares?

it makes the family that is surviving look like a bunch of nut-jobs though.

NJFINSFAN1
10-19-2006, 03:15 PM
I can see it now, a Yankee fan loses a bet and spends eternity in a Met coffin!!!:sidelol:

Roman529
10-19-2006, 07:45 PM
I heard about a guy who was buried in his Ferrari. :lol:

MikeO
10-19-2006, 11:32 PM
there was that LOSER in Pittsburgh last year who died. And was laid out in the funeral home sat down on a recliner with a steelers blanked covering him, with a TV/VCR combo playing steelers games. He also had a beer and cigs on the coffee table next to him.

WarriorWelker83
10-22-2006, 10:15 AM
Yeah, the whole sports themed funerals thing is a little over the top if you ask me.