R.I.P. with your favorite MLB team?

Yep, that's right. I had to find this to believe it. NPR has a good piece on the story, too, with this gem of a poem: "Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Another Cubs season already went bust."

This could be a popular thing for fanatical Cubs, Yankees, and Red Sox faithful. But for the Devil Rays? The Brewers? hmmm... makes me think that sports is a much bigger deal in this country than I thought, or maybe they know something I don't.


At 3:41 PM , Anonymous Dan Ng said...

The funeral business in the US is like any other, as Steve Levitt noted in Freakonomics.

But the best song about baseball and death, I think, is Steve Goodman's "A Dying Cub Fan's Last Request", the lyrics of which can be found here along with the story behind it. It's worth getting on your iPod, as more than half of its genius is in its performance.

Some further research reveals that Steve Goodman also wrote the classic song "City of New Orleans", which Arlo Guthrie covered, and is also a personal fav.

At 8:42 AM , Anonymous josh said...

Thanks Dan. I'll check out the Cubs song on itunes.


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