Summer League baseball team offering free funeral at game

Mar 17, 2017; Fort Myers, FL, USA; A view of the Grapefruit League logo on official Rawlings baseball at JetBlue Park. The Astros won 6-2. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports, Khalil Lee

The Victoria HarbourCats, a summer-collegiate baseball team in Victoria, British Columbia are running a rather morbid promotion.

They are offering not just a funeral, but pretty much everything that one would need for his/her funeral.

That’s an interesting promotion.

Harbourcats managing partner, Jim Swanson, noted (per CTV Vancouver Island) that “It’s a very valuable package, it’s actually the most valuable prize we’ll give away at the park this year.”

Most Minor League promotions are gimmicks to get people into the stadium, or contests for something that the winner can enjoy in life. Obviously, this doesn’t quite fit the latter category.

But, we suppose that you can’t place a value on peace of mind.

With that in mind, all we can say is good luck to the contestants. To those who don’t win, there’s always next year — hopefully.