L.A. Dodgers host ‘Star Wars’ night? Just call it ‘The Umpire Strikes Back’

May 13, 2010 | 12:58 a.m.

Darth Vader is scary

 

The Los Angeles Dodgers will celebrate the 30th anniversary of  The Empire Strikes Back by using lightsabers during their at-bats — nah, actually that’s completely untrue, I just like the visual.

Chewbacca baseball

But the True Blue ballclub is marking the May 21 anniversary of “Empire” with a major promotion during their game against the Detroit Tigers.

Chewbacca is throwing out the first pitch. The first 20,000 fans in attendance will receive a “numbered, limited-edition, foil-stamped 30th anniversary poster featuring iconic ‘Empire’ images coupled with a custom version of the Dodgers ‘This is My Town’ logo.”

Fans seated in certain sections will get Boba Fett T-shirts. Stormtroopers, Yoda, R2-D2 and other characters will also take photos with fans in Autograph Alley

There will also be “Star Wars”-themed menu items with Boba Burgers, Darth Tater Chips and Ice Sabers,  which sounds sillier than anything I could have made up. There’s other stuff, too, and you get all the details and purchase tickets at www.dodgers.com/starwars or buy them by calling 1-866-DODGERS.

– Geoff Boucher

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2 Responses to L.A. Dodgers host ‘Star Wars’ night? Just call it ‘The Umpire Strikes Back’

  1. Jeff says:

    Wow, Joe Torre makes a great Darth Vader.

  2. Dodgers, believe us!
    We always like you,
    Whether attend your games,
    Or on TV we watch you.
    You’re our great team!
    Wish to see you,
    In any game that take place,
    Our love is that of Romeo.
    However how pricy are tickets!
    We got’ em in Ticketpolice.com

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