Simi Valley (Calif.) High's annual Halloween baseball game - in which the school team's players and coaches were required to wear costumes - was played Friday, and photos from the festive event have finally found their way onto the Internet. Coach Matt La Belle placed no restrictions on creativity. "They can be whomever they want to be, as long as it's appropriate," he told the Los Angeles Times.
Gumby, Superman, Popeye, The Michelin Man and someone with a waist-length wig pretending to be Pittsburgh Steeler Troy Polamalu were among the characters that took the field. Rick Chandler wrote on NBC Sports' Off the Bench blog that his favorite moment occurred "when the kid dressed as a banana slipped rounding second."
All that silliness must pay off: Simi Valley is expected to be among the best teams in California's Southern Section Division 1 this spring, according to the Times.