We're Die-hards and all, but…..

We are die hard baseball fans, no one can doubt that. We are just not sure about spending eternity encased in an officially liscensed Major League Baseball Urn. Eternal Image is the company that came up with the bright idea.

From their website:

Urns will be available beginning in mid-March 2007, beginning with eight teams:
the reigning World Series Champions, St. Louis Cardinals, as well as the Atlanta
Braves, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Dodgers, New
York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies. Twelve more teams will be added to the
line in late 2007 with the balance of 10 teams added in 2008.

They also have ‘soon to be available caskets’ ready for market this spring. I have to say, if I was a lifelong bachelor, and I didn’t wanna buried with the future Mrs. Clint (Steph), hell I’d do it. One of these badboys will only run you $700 and gives you the option of putting an autographed baseball of your choice overtop of your remains. The thought of having a HOF from the current Indians squad overtop of me for eternity doesn’t frighten me all that bad. I’m not so sure I wanna be buried at all. I might instruct my kids to put my ashes on the family room mantle, with my first born son getting me in my MLB Urn.

Deadspin first broke with the story this morning, and it certainly generated some interesting thoughts on my part. I would feel pretty weird about having my ashes scattered all over some weird area, no matter where it may be. Hell who knows, one thing is for sure, when your dead, you don’t know any of it happened. Why not put your crap in an urn and just chill. At least if your great, great grandson is a baseball fan you don’t have to worry about him throwing you out someday.

Great idea on the company of Eternal Image’s part. It leaves us thinking, why didn’t we think of that? Here is what Eternal Image’s CEO, Clint Mytych had to say in an interview with the New York Times:

“We feel the creativity’s been bred out of the funeral industry,” “I think they’re progressive minded,” Mytych said by telephone from his office in Farmington Hills, Mich. “We sold baseball the deal over the phone and never met in person. All they saw were concept drawings.”

“If your uncle dies and he was a passionate Red Sox fan,” he said, responding with a rhetorical question, “is it really more fitting to have him cremated and just put him in a regular urn, or one like this that supports his passion, makes the remembrance that much sweeter?”