PHILADELPHIA -- The atmosphere for a World Series game at Citizens Bank Park has already proven itself to be loud and raucous. Throw in the fact that Game 3 is on Oct. 31, and it becomes even more festive in the City of Brotherly Love.
"We thought about it actually during the [National League Championship Series]," said Jim Bonner, decked out in a red gorilla suit. "We have season tickets so we knew we had tickets to this game." Since it was just the second Major League Baseball game played on Halloween, Bonner, his brother Bill, and their friend, Dave Reid, decided to go all-out. Bill Bonner rented a cow costume while Reid stole most of the attention dressed as a chicken in a Phillies jersey. Even in the rain on the concourse, the three were stopped every few steps for photos. The same was true of Harrisburg's Kyle Robbins, who might have had the night's most popular costume: a beer keg. "I thought it would be a definite attention-getter for a baseball game," Robbins said. "I've had a lot of people take pictures with me." Other fans took a more muted, accessory-based approach. Plenty of devil's horns and bright wigs could be spotted peaking through umbrellas in the crowd. "We wanted something simple but fun," said Kristen Sebura of Washington, D.C. Sebura sported cat ears and whiskers while her husband, Nathan, threw on a triangular goatee by "NY" paint on his face. "We usually dress up." The two Yankees fans said they'd already received a little abuse from the Phillies faithful. "It's kind of rough, but you deal with it," said Kristen Sebura.
Tim Britton is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.