Does any holiday go better with the trappings of social media like Halloween? Sure, Christmas is great for sharing pictures of your newest gadget, and, to be sure, Instagram is about to explode with images of Thanksgiving dinners in little under a month, but will all that turkey beat the sheer volume of people posting pictures (and other social media content) of their Halloween dress up attempts? Doubtful. With that in mind, make sure you check out the lead video, which features the San Diego State baseball team scrimmaging against each other, all while decked out in Halloween costumes.
The results are pretty spectacular, especially when the San Diego Chargers cheerleader knocks the ball out of the park, and rounds the bases with their blonde pigtails flowing in the breeze. And then there’s the Jamaican bobsled team costume that threatens to win the entire holiday. It also makes for a great animated gif:
Keeping the levity and the Halloween spirit going, the Aztecs’ press release detailing the event was presented with a humorous slant, all while taking a well-placed shot at the NCAA:
The Bobsled Team was the hit of the afternoon, the five-man car step, step, step, step, stepping to the plate in the top of the second inning.
C.J. Saylor was up front with a bat in his hands, with Tyler Sapp, Mark Seyler, Danny Sheehan and Cody Thompson along for the ride.
Saylor fouled off several pitches before popping up behind the second base bag. The ball was dropped but the Bobsledders were still thrown out from center field. It was a pity because many in the crowd were eager to see the Bobsled on the bases, where it really gets jammin’. (Note for next year: a two-man car would make for easier sledding).
The prize for best costume was to be a 2014 Corvette Stingray. But, because of NCAA restrictions, the Jamaicans instead were given warm applause.
Whatever your favorite team did for Halloween, they’ve got a long way to go to top the San Diego State Aztecs baseball team.