Sometimes, giving away a bobblehead or a banner just isn't enough for a minor-league team to draw crowds or attention.
The Bakersfield Condors of the ECHL are going to try something different this weekend by staging a promotion Friday that will give one lucky fan a cemetery plot for two.
The next day's prize is a mini-basketball with either a Lakers logo or a Clippers logo. Write your own punchline there. As for the cemetery plot giveaway, the Condors' news release had a little fun.
"Everyone in attendance will have the opportunity of a lifetime, or should we say "post-lifetime," to win two cemetery plots at Historic Union Cemetery valued at over $5,000," the release said.
"In this instance, sudden death is the last thing we want to see.
"Cremation services available upon request."
They get points for creativity, anyway. Here's a link to get more information.