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Angels fans set a Guinness World Record for wearing the most capes at one time

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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.

 

Yankees sign Adam Lind to a minor league deal. Again.

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The Yankees signed Adam Lind to a minor league deal this past offseason. Then they released him during spring training. Now they have signed him to another minor league deal. He’ll report to extended spring training where he’ll now try not to get extended released.

Lind is a platoon guy with little defensive value, but he hit .303/.362/.513 with 14 home runs and 59 RBI in 301 plate appearances for the Nationals last season, serving as a pinch-hitter and backup first baseman and outfielder. The injury to Greg Bird and the impending suspension of Tyler Austin — he’s currently on appeal — will likely give him at least some opportunity to show that he’s still a big leaguer.

Which, yeah, he probably still is. Or at least would be if teams didn’t have 13 and 14-man pitching staffs and actually had room for a couple of bench position players. Such is not the current game of baseball, however.