Some say ballpark food will put you in your grave.
But who knew a ballpark would pay for the services?
Elaine Fulps, of Arlington, Texas, won a slightly macabre promotion last week: an all-expenses-paid funeral, compliments of the Grand View Prairie Air Hogs.
Fulps, 60, has had 20 or so surgeries for various ailments but says she isn't planning on cashing in her prize just yet.
"God still has me around for a reason," she told the Dallas Morning News. "To win a funeral."
Sameer Mishra, of Lafayette, Ind., won the 81st Scripps National Spelling Bee last week.
The 13-year-old correctly spelled "guerdon," a word meaning "reward."
Among the other words in the contest: etagere, solidungulate, accordiatura, brankursine, otachyriasis and opificer.
Memphis owner Michael Heisley agrees: the Grizzlies got had.
Heisley told Yahoo Sports! that G.M. Chris Wallace could have waited for a better deal, rather than trading Pau Gasol to L.A. for Kwame Brown, Javaris Crittenton and some useless draft picks.
"I don't know if I got the most value. Maybe our people should have shopped (Gasol) more and maybe we would have gotten more, done a better deal," Heisley said. "Maybe Chris did call every team in the league. I don't think he did, but maybe he should've ..."
The man behind the Pringles potato chip can must have really liked his invention.
He was buried in one.
Fredric J. Baur died last month in Cincinnati, at 89. According to his wishes, part of his cremated remains were placed in a Pringles container at his grave.
June is here and Barry Bonds is nowhere to be seen.
Baseball's all-time home run king is still out of work. But if he does find someone who wants to employ a boorish, self-centered jerk, Bonds will be ready, according to one pitcher.
John Yandle, Bonds' personal batting practice pitcher told the New York Times News Service that Bonds is working out at home and looking good.
"He looked," Yandle said, "like he could put on a uniform and go out and hit three home runs."
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