Star Wars and baseball, together at last.
Last year, I thought it was a joke: a cruel, horrible, twisted joke that was being played on me when I was told about this annual themed game the Buffalo team organizes to raise money for charity. Of course I went, and of course it blew my mind, so when I had the opportunity to go back, I made the Kessel run (for my credit card) in less than 12 parsecs. I timed it.
First thing I noticed when I got there was home plate.
|Darth Vader home plate|
|Rebellion members at the ball park|
|Chewie throws right and catches left|
My friends left me to get frosty beverages (beer) and this happened:
|Darth Vader? More like Darth Vendor|
Speaking of epic, at the seventh inning stretch, Darth himself took over the mic and belted out a breathy rendition of "Take Me Out To The Ballgame."
|Sing it loud, Darth!|
I tried my best, but I couldn't get my companions to geek out with me until the very end. Part of our ticket package included a "lazer sword," and my friend Tea immediately took it because it lit up and made sounds. After the game, she ran behind her boyfriend Kyle and took every opportunity she could to stab him with it.
|Padawan Tea goes on the offensive|
What about you guys? Have you even been to one of the themed night in Buffalo or anywhere else? Tell me all about it: I'm always looking for neat stuff like that.