Inspired by the annual David Letterman segment in which he would greet young trick-or-treaters dressed in quirky, bizarre, often topical costumes, here’s our own series of eight baseball-related costume ideas. (With thanks to AD, Brandon Lee, Dan Epstein, and Darius Austin.)

 

Here’s something that will push any fan to the brink of insanity: an MLB.TV game that just keeps buffering.

baseball halloween costume - MLB.TV buffering screen

 

This ensemble has everything you need to literally take candy from a baby: ballhawk/ballhog Zack Hample.

baseball halloween costume - Zack Hample

 

Topps’ exclusive MLB license has resulted in disturbing oddities like this: a logoless Donruss baseball card.

baseball halloween costume - logoless Donruss card

 

This costume combines two things you just can’t escape: Marlins Man, presented by YouTube TV.

baseball halloween costume - Marlins Man presented by YouTube TV

 

Once you see this unsettling image, you can’t unsee it: the big white bird in the MLB logo.

baseball halloween costume - white bird in MLB logo

 

Here’s a combo sure to make your stomach turn: Terry Francona’s tobacco, gum, and seeds.

baseball halloween costume - Terry Francona tobacco gum seeds

 

Old Chewbacca costume + Houston Astros uniform = hairy Justin Verlander.

baseball halloween costume - hairy Justin Verlander

 

Saving the most horrifying costume for last: the ESPN.com user comments section.

baseball halloween costume - ESPN.com comments section

 

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