Rangers set record for wearing shades in dark

Rangers set record for wearing shades in dark

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers set a Guinness World Record on Tuesday when fans at Rangers Ballpark wore sunglasses in the dark.

They only needed 424 to beat the previous record, so representatives from Guinness counted only sections 314 and 315. Despite that, most of the 33,533 in attendance wore the blue or red shades, which were provided by Reliant Energy.

That group included former President George W. Bush, a frequent spectator at Rangers games, who was flanked by club president Nolan Ryan. Both were seen wearing sunglasses when the scoreboard and PA announced that the project was starting after the sixth inning.

"I'm pleased to say that 424 people participated in this attempt," said Danny Girton Jr., senior corporate communications manager for Guinness. "There were a further unconfirmed 30,000 who helped Reliant Energy in this attempt."

For a record to be verified, it takes at least 10 minutes and 250 people to warrant being counted by Guinness.