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Angels to ask fans to attempt mask-wearing world record during tonight's game

May 10, 2011 | 11:10 am

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are aiming to set a Guinness world record for the largest gathering of people wearing costume masks Tuesday night at Angel Stadium, an official said.

Every fan who shows up when the Angels play the White Sox at 7:05 p.m. will be given an Angels red wrestling mask when they enter the stadium. About 40,000 fans are expected to take part in the event.

“Setting another world record to complement last season's blanket event will be a unique and memorable experience for our fans and another memory during our 50th anniversary," Angels spokesman Robert Alvarado said in a statement.

The Angels set the world record last year for the largest gathering of people wearing fleece bankets when more than 40,000 fans at the stadium wore complimentary Hideki Matsui "blankies" during the fifth inning of a game against the Minnesota Twins.

The Tuesday night crowd will be prompted during the game to don their masks for 10 consecutive minutes, after which a Guinness world records adjudicator will officially certify the record.

A short ceremony will follow to recognize the record-breaking attempt.

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