Angels fans set a Guinness World Record for wearing the most capes at one time
The Angels and Blue Jays battled late into the night on Friday, with the Jays eventually emerging the victor after Jose Bautista’s home run gave them the edge in the 13th inning. In order to help pass the time, most of the 40,176 fans in attendance tried to set a world record for the largest gathering of people wearing capes at one time.
Red superhero capes were distributed to fans prior to the game, though the official count didn’t take place until the fifth inning. Several Angels players got into the spirit before the game, as they were unable to participate in the count while on the field:
The attempt was verified as a Guinness World Record, the ninth such honor bestowed on Angels fans after they set records for most Snuggies worn in 2010 (beating the Cleveland Cavaliers’ own Snuggie-wearing world record), most wrestling masks worn in 2011, most cowboy hats worn in 2012, most wigs worn in 2013, most Santa hats worn in 2014, most sombreros worn in 2015, most selfie sticks used and, for good measure, most umbrellas opened in 2016.
There’s no word yet on which world record attempt the Angels’ marketing team is cooking up next, but the club’s promotional schedule is advertising a maracas giveaway during Cinco de Mayo next month, so stay tuned.