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It's true! Some fans never want to leave the ballpark!

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Some Fans Never Leave The Ballpark
Mixed in the infield dirt and outfield grass are the final remains of loyal baseball fans. Their ashes had been scattered by grieving relatives over the years. In Chicago, the old Comiskey Park was torn down in 1991 and a new park was built across the street. The remains of at least a dozen departed fans were brought with the dirt and old sod to the new ballpark according to White Sox officials. This practice is seldom acknowledged but professional sporting teams have been doing it for years. At Wrigley Field (Cubs' Park) the groundskeeper said, ' he has assisted several families to scatter their loved ones ashes. Reprinted from the New York Times Oct. 1, 1990

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