Angels to try for blanket record

Updated: March 17, 2010, 1:10 AM ET
Associated Press

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Taking a page from the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Los Angeles Angels will try to break the world record for most fans wearing fleece blankets.

Fans attending the April 6 game against the Minnesota Twins will receive a free Hideki Matsui blanket. The team said Tuesday it expects a sellout crowd of more than 40,000 for the second home game of the season. During the game, the crowd will be asked to wear their red blankets featuring Matsui's name and number for five consecutive minutes.

Afterward, a representative from Guinness World Records will certify the record.

The mark for such a stunt is 17,758 at a Cavaliers game on March 5.

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