Monday, June 24, 2013

They Go Together...

Like rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong

Yeah. I totally just copied and pasted that, because I had no idea what the actual verse was. So hopefully the Google search was accurate. But if not, you get the picture.

Macaroni and cheese
Peanut butter and jelly
Peanut butter and chocolate
Peanut butter and just about anything!

I love it when two things I love combine together to create one amazing thing. Like baseball and Star Wars! You weren't expecting that, were ya?? Saturday night was the annual Star Wars Night at Coca-Cola Field and I'm happy to say that I was part of the sold-out crowd who had a great time enjoying all the festivities!

Unfortunately, my camera battery died and all I have to show are some less-than-stellar cell phone pictures that aren't even worth sharing. But the Buffalo Bisons always do an amazing job with this event. Costumed characters are walking around throughout the game, happy to pose for pictures. Darth Vader, surrounded by his entourage, throws out the first pitch. When players come up to bat, the standard headshot of each player is replaced by a "good guy" from Star Wars. When the visiting team is batting, their faces are replaced by Darth Vader, Jabba the Hutt, Darth Maul, Boba Fett... so cool.

Each year, the Bisons players wear a specially-designed Star Wars jersey. After the game, the jerseys are signed by the respective players and some lucky fans get to take home an amazing keepsake. I bought a ticket (the proceeds benefit the American Heart Association) but didn't win. Boo. The Force was not with me.

The Bisons staff put a lot of work into a very creative six-part mini-movie revolving around SW and the ball club. During innings, a new episode is shown and at the end of the game the whole thing is concluded live on the infield, complete with an intense lightsaber battle. Finally, the lights are turned off and everyone turns on their own lightsabers. The evening ends with a fireworks display.

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