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Angels attempt another world record: Who is that masked fan?

May 10, 2011 | 12:52 pm

G3bkiwke The Angels will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the "largest gathering of people wearing costume masks" during Tuesday night's game against the Chicago White Sox. All fans in attendance at Angel Stadium for the 7 p.m. game will will receive a complimentary Angels wrestling mask courtesy of Cacique U.S.A.

“We are constantly looking for ways to connect and engage with our great fan base,” Robert Alvarado, vice president of sales and marketing, said in a team-issued release. "Setting another world record to compliment lasts season's blanket event will be a unique and memorable experience for our fans, and another memory during our 50th anniversary."

During the game, the crowd will be prompted to wear their red Angels wrestling masks for 10 consecutive minutes. After completion of the 10 minutes, a Guinness World Records adjudicator will officially certify the new record. Later in the game, Guinness World Records will hold a short ceremony to recognize the record-breaking attempt.

This is the second Guinness World Record attempted by the Angels. The first was for the “largest gathering of people wearing blankets” in 2010. The current record for the largest gathering of people wearing costume masks is 250.


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Photo: Kids wear masks in Costa Mesa. Credit: Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times