Daily Sports Smile: Worcester Red Sox pitchers wear Halloween costumes during workout

Worcester Red Sox pitchers dressed up in a variety of costumes for pregame workouts on Friday.
Jaylon Thompson
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Halloween is a little over a month away, but the Worcester Red Sox couldn’t wait to get into the holiday spirit. Several WooSox pitchers dressed in their favorite Halloween costumes Friday for the team workout session.

The WooSox are a Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. Telegram and Gazette reporter Joe McDonald captured the awesome moment.

McDonald spoke with many players including WooSox pitcher Austin Brice. The talented hurler organized the cool moment. He told McDonald that the idea came from just getting to play games in October.

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“Since we’re playing into October, I thought what better way for team camaraderie to have the Halloween dress up on the last homestand,” Brice told McDonald. “With (Friday) being the last night game, I thought it would be a perfect day. Figured it would be something fun for the guys to do to break up the grind at the end of the year.”

The costumes ranged across pop culture. There was a hot dog costume, two banana costumes and a Space Jam-inspired Tune Squad outfit. Other costumes included a gummy bears’ outfit and a medieval knight as well.

The pitchers went through their daily routine in full costume. This included warmups and throwing exercises.

The WooSox continue a five-game series against the Rochester Red Wings this weekend. They will conclude with a final five-game set against Leigh Valley.

Both series are apart of a revamped Triple-A postseason in minor league baseball. The team with the best record after Oct. 3 will be crowned Triple-A East champions.