I’m sure I’ve linked to a story like this at some point over the past year, but I’ll be damned if I can find it. Even if I have, it’s worth linking to again, because silliness never goes out of style:
Leaving no merchandising stone unturned, Major League Baseball has authorized the use of team logos on a line of funeral caskets for people who want to carry their fandom unto eternity. Models for the Yankees (replete with interior pinstripes) and the Mets (with handles of mixed Dodger blue and Giant orange) went on sale at the Branch Funeral Home in Smithtown, Long Island.
These things cost five grand and feature team logos and everything. When I think about this stuff, I can’t help but imagine some archaeologist finding one in 6,000 years and surmising that the interlocking N and Y formed some sort of religious symbol. Maybe he’d find one with a Boston logo and extrapolate some holy crusade between factions or something.
I’m a fan of cremation, so I think all caskets are kind of a waste, but these are particularly unreasonable. Still, I suppose there are worse ways for Yankee fans to spend their money. A.J. Burnett jerseys come to mind.