By Pauline Fields
SAN ANTONIO—In a typical game of baseball, players can be seen wearing their usual uniform, but in the Halloween Intrasquad game, there is no such thing. Instead, players are wearing fairy wings, a banana suit, and hula skirts.
The OLLU baseball team makes this their tradition: to ditch their usual uniforms and wear their Halloween costumes for one game. The Halloween Intrasquad Game was introduced by Head Coach Freddy Rodriguez.
“It’s mainly for the university and the student body, but it is also a chance for us to relax and have fun” stated Coach Rodriguez.
The OLLU baseball team has been working hard this preseason to beat their record from last year by finishing fourth in the regular conference season and finishing third in the conference tournament. The team’s goal is to win a conference championship title in the upcoming season.
Coach Rodriguez believes that “championships are won in the offseason” and keeps his players working hard towards the team goal.
This Halloween game gives the players a chance to see all of their hard work of preseason in action and have a fun and competitive game between the squad’s members.
Tyler Davis, a returning senior, dressed up last year as Jesus. He sees the Halloween game as an opportunity to relax and have some laughs. Davis commented on last year’s Halloween game about the fans being the main spectacle at the game: “Some of the fans outdid us, which was kind of embarrassing, because they had better costumes than us.”
The Halloween Intrasquad Game is a good chance and opportunity for students to meet and see the OLLU Baseball team and hopefully get a few good laughs at the ridiculous costumes. Students are also eligible to win prizes for their costume.
The game will be hosted at Mission Baseball Academy, located less than five minutes away from the school, at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 28th. The game will go through all nine innings.
Please come out and support your OLLU Baseball team in your own Halloween costume and prepare yourself to enjoy some funny baseball.