Salem hopes Red Sox wrap up title before Halloween
SALEM, Mass. (AP) -- Organizers of Salem's huge Halloween bash are certainly hoping for a Boston Red Sox victory in Game 6 of the World Series.
Officials worry that Thursday's celebration in the "Witch City" could draw smaller crowds if the St. Louis Cardinals should win on Wednesday and force a Game 7 to be played on Thursday night.
The Halloween party culminates the monthlong "Haunted Happenings" in Salem. Police Chief Paul Tucker tells the Salem News that this year's festivities have drawn record crowds, in part because of a spell of good weather.
He notes that the crowds have been strong even on recent nights when the Red Sox were playing.