Take Your Baseball Loyalties To The Grave

CBS Sports profiles a company that sells caskets and other funeral-related items emblazoned with the logo of your favorite Major League Baseball team.

Now, I’ve officially seen everything.

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Doug Mataconis
About Doug Mataconis
Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed for too young in July 2021.

Comments

  1. John Burgess says:

    Bet you haven’t seen my patent application for a process to apply affiliation logos for all sports teams, social clubs, universities, religious organizations, and your most re-tweeted tweet on your casket! And through the miracle of photo-reduction, we can even fit it all on an urn.

  2. John Peabody says:

    Oh, I was in a funeral shop’s “showroom” (face it, that’s what it was), and it had plenty of logs on urns for ashes. All the local sports teams were available.

  3. CSK says:

    Many years ago, wasn’t some Texas rancher buried in his Cadillac, because he so loved the car? And I’ve heard of Star Trek fans being buried in their Star Fleet uniforms. May the farce be with you.

    Oh, well. I guess whatever floats your…coffin.

  4. I don’t intend to be buried at all. A human body is too useful to let it go to waste by just burying it in a hole in the ground.

  5. Mikey says:

    @Stormy Dragon: I want to go to a body farm. I’ll nourish the flora and fauna, and help educate police and anthropologists too.

    I want to become part of the ongoing cycle of life, not be embalmed and buried in a thick wooden box that keeps me isolated from everything until the Sun burns out. If the body farm thing doesn’t work out, I’ll be cremated and my ashes scattered to the four winds.

  6. Franklin says:

    Doug’s probably written it into his last will and testament that he gets to wear that stupid hat to the grave.

  7. Jeremy says:

    Best prank ever:

    1 – Knock Doug unconscious
    2 – Put him in a coffin
    3 – Have him wake up, think he’s buried alive
    4 – Have him escape, turn around, see the Boston Red Sox logo on his casket.
    5 – ???
    6 – PROFIT!

  8. Jeremy says:

    Also, is it just me, or is the link broken?

  9. Franklin says:

    You click the links?

    /yes, it’s broke

  10. Bell’articolo, molto utile! Stavo facendo le mie belle letture di post pre-nanna, dove lasciare qualche commento, con la speranza di ritorni sul mio blog, quando ho letto questo articolo! Grazie delle dritte!!!