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Phillies' Triple-A affiliate offers free funeral

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MICHAEL RUBINKAM

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Talk about thinking inside the box.

From the minor-league baseball club that gave you the world's first "urinal gaming system" comes a promotion that's more 6 feet under than it is over the top: One "lucky" fan will win a free funeral package.

The Triple A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, plans to announce the winner of the fan giveaway at Tuesday night's game in Allentown.

Fans had to submit an essay describing their ideal funeral and explain why they deserved a free one. More than 50 essays were turned in.

This year, the IronPigs gained notoriety for installing a gaming system in the men's restrooms at Coca-Cola Park.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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