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The Angels are going for the Snuggie record

Mar 16, 2010, 4:03 PM EDT

Matsui reporters.jpgThis press release came out of Anaheim Angels central earlier today:

On Tuesday April 6, 2010, the Angels will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the “largest gathering of people wearing fleece blankets.”
All fans in attendance at the Angels vs. Minnesota Twins game (7:05PM)
will receive a complimentary Hideki Matsui Blankie courtesy of Konica
Minolta.

“We are very excited about this special opportunity,” team spokesman
Tim Mead said. “Setting this world record will be a unique and
memorable experience for our fans, the first of many in 2010.”

According to the release, the current record for the largest gathering of people wearing “fleece
blankets” is 17,758 set by the Cleveland Cavaliers on March 5th.
That, of course, was widely billed as the “Snuggie” record,
named after those ridiculous wearable blankets. I suppose the keepers
of the record books make them call it the “fleece blanket” record so
that the Snuggie corporation doesn’t get free advertising out of the
deal. You know, like the beer company that is the namesake of the
record book sanctioning the record.

Anyway, I don’t want the world to
end on April 6th, but if it does — and this event makes it slightly
more likely to happen in my view — I will be tickled by the notion that alien
archaeologists might one day find our world and think that our
civilization worshiped a god named “Konica Minolta Matsui” by
assembling by the tens of thousands while wearing synthetic ceremonial
cloaks in his honor.

  1. Japanese Reporter - Mar 16, 2010 at 4:18 PM

    What do you think of Snuggie’s Cleveland Cavaliers performance and would you like to have a Snuggie like Konica Hideki Matsui in your closet?

  2. Dug - Mar 16, 2010 at 4:26 PM

    Ceremonial Cloaks. Very Star Trekkie. They would also determine us to be very primitive.

  3. BC - Mar 16, 2010 at 4:28 PM

    Let’s hope it doesn’t end up as badly as Seat Cushion night:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seat_Cushion_Night

  4. The Common Man - Mar 16, 2010 at 4:29 PM

    If there were ever a reason to stay away from a baseball game, this is it.

  5. Jonny5 - Mar 16, 2010 at 4:29 PM

    Wearing Snuggies in 65 to 70 degree weather sounds like fun. Not! This is dumber than anything I can think of right now. Even dumber than the sausage race in Milwawkee. Or is it, Hmmm?

  6. Dan in Katonah - Mar 16, 2010 at 4:34 PM

    It should be immediately followed by the record-breaking Snuggie bonfire, ala the Death to Disco Night hosted by the White Sox in the late 70′s. Nothing like a Snuggie sparked riot to boost sales and attendance.

  7. James - Mar 16, 2010 at 4:35 PM

    I have been begging my wife for a Snuggie every Christmas for the last two years, but she simply mocks me and all I get are socks.
    I am now taking the whole family to Kinoco Minolta Matsui day at Angel Stadium on April 6 and will laugh at her as she wears her little fleece blanket!

  8. JRB - Mar 16, 2010 at 4:52 PM

    and here I thought it would be something like:
    (over PA) “All Rise. Turn left. Reach into the back of the pants of the person in front of you, get a good grip, and on the count of 3, give a great big pull”.

  9. Charles Gates - Mar 16, 2010 at 5:13 PM

    Go to WalMart. Buy an XXXXL fleece bathrobe. Get home, put bathrobe on backwards, and enjoy your Snuggie.

  10. motherscratcher - Mar 16, 2010 at 6:38 PM

    I’m currently one of the Snuggie record holders and am a proud member of the guiness book.
    .
    This news report vexes me.
    .
    I’m terribly vexed.

  11. motherscratcher - Mar 16, 2010 at 6:45 PM

    That would cost more than a Snuggie, dude.

  12. dig - Mar 17, 2010 at 9:09 AM

    what an innovative idea! how original! great job, angels PR.

  13. Geoff - Apr 6, 2010 at 7:21 AM

    Hey BC, if it does end up like “seat cushion night” it wont be so bad. Everyone can just come down on the field and take a nap. I’m sure the players would join in. Two world records in one!

  14. john - Apr 6, 2010 at 5:06 PM

    Who said YOU had to wear the snuggie dumb-ass.
    its called laughing and having fun and being stupid for a little all while breaking a world record. stfu

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