Rest in Peace and Dodger Blue

By Jonathan Lloyd
|  Thursday, Aug 27, 2009  |  Updated 2:12 PM PDT
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Dodger Blue Caskets

Think Blue when it comes to funeral plans.

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Dodger Blue Caskets

Caskets and urns for the truly passionate baseball fan.
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A "fan" is defined as "an enthusiastic devotee (as of a sport or a performing art) usually as a spectator," according to Merriam-Webster.

But a line of caskets licensed by Major League Baseball takes that definition further... all the way into the afterlife.

For $4,499, fans can buy a casket -- outfitted with an official Dodgers logo. An urn costs $799.

That's a bargain compared to a resting place in the vault above Marilyn Monroe.

The urns are die-cast aluminum with a clear coat finish. The base is shaped like a home plate. The top has space for a collectible baseball.

The caskets are decorated with wood panels reminiscent of a baseball bat. The interior, including the pillow, also has team logos and colors.

The Christy Vault Company distributes the caskets. The company has already sold 20 to dedicated Boston Red Sox fans... or perhaps Yankees fans who lost bets on that 2004 American League series.

Eternal Image, the company that holds the licensing agreement with MLB, also has something for Star Trek fans who have lived long, prospered and now want something for the final frontier. The company has a new line of Star Trek licensed urns, caskets, monuments and vaults.

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