Baseball is the greatest game in the world. In fact, it’s to die for!
At least that's what the Lehigh Valley IronPigs think. The IronPigs, the Triple-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, gave away a $10,000 funeral in their most recent promotion. I’m not joking.
Fans were asked to submit an essay describing why they deserved a free funeral. The winner, 61-year-old Bill Hirchman, beat out more than 50 other entrants. In his essay, Hirchman promised to wear an IronPigs t-shirt at his funeral.
I live and die for baseball. But this promotion takes it to the next level!
Steve Paul announced as the winner of the funeral giveaway, and he gets a standing ovation from the crowd at CCP— IronPigs (@IronPigs) August 21, 2013