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It is a period of civil war. Rebel fan spaceships, striking from a hidden blog comment section, have won their first victory against the evil Meatball Empire …

Oh, yes. Get ready to get nerdy.

For the first time ever, the Chicago Cubs are doing a Star Wars night at Wrigley Field, on Wednesday, August 20 against the Giants. It’s a special event, partly taking place in the bleachers (natch), and I cannot wait (it’s the night before the annually awesome Social Media Night, so it’ll make for a convenient trip for me).

The best part about Star Wars night, other than the convenient excuse to call Pablo Sandoval Jabba the Hutt? They’re giving away Anthony Rizzo JEDI BOBBLEHEADS. No, this is not an advertisement – it’s just my love for the Cubs and love for Star Wars fusing together like Han Solo in the carbonite chamber, except 10,000 times more geeky.

jedi rizzo

Will the Star Wars theme carry over into the game?

Will Rizzo tell a runner on first that “this isn’t the base you’re looking for,” leading to an easy pick-off?

Will Rizzo use the force to alter the trajectory of key pitches at key moments? (Wait – did he already do that with that Neil Ramirez slider?)

Will Rizzo step to the plate and warn Tim Lincecum, “If you strike me out now, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine” ?

Maybe Starlin Castro will get a hit, scoring Rizzo, and he’ll say, “Great, kid. Don’t get cocky.”

Or  maybe the Giants will try a suicide squeeze, and, as the pitcher winds up, Rizzo will shout, “It’s a trap!”

Perhaps you can dig deep into your nerd well and come up with some others.

  • Funn Dave

    I won’t know what to think of this giveaway until I get Darth Hater’s opinion.

    • DarthHater

      It’s a good opportunity to gather the Jedi in one place and finish them off once and for all.

  • MikeyEsq

    Jar Jar Banks says “Letsa play twosa!”

    • http://www.teamfums.org MichiganGoat

      Nice very well done

  • jrayn

    That’s ridiculous. A lightsaber would slice through a baseball like a hot knife through butter. There wouldn’t be a single ball put into play. They’d be lucky to get a game in under a parsec. DOES ANYONE UNDERSTAND SCIENCE!!!!?

    • http://www.teamfums.org MichiganGoat

      No but using the force he’d be able to send any balls where ever he want without using his saber.

    • Darth Ivy

      pfff, Jedi use weak organic crystals to make their light sabers. They’re not as strong as the red light sabers made by synthetic crystals.

    • DrReiCow

      I love the parsec joke. :)

      Moo.

    • cubzfan

      It’s OK. In this pose, he’s using the light saber to slice meatballs.

  • JM

    They should have saved this one for when the Yankees came to town… The Evil Empire and all…

    • Darth Ivy

      They bring order to the galaxy…….err, to Major League Baseball

    • Funn Dave

      hahaha

  • miggy80

    Will Rizzo post a line oh AB-2 R-5 H-2 RBI-8 BB-5 SO-0 LOB -0

    Prompting RD to say “the force is strong with this one” in the post game interview.

    • miggy80

      That should be BB-3

  • JM

    Rizzo looks to the bullpen and says “get clear, Veras, you can’t do any more good back there.”

    • DrReiCow

      Veras only WISHES he was Wedge Antilles. Wedge destroyed the second Death Star.. Veras has merely destroyed our season. ;)

      Moo.

      • http://www.bleachernation.com Luke

        Wedge did? I thought the killing shot was fired by the Falcon with Lando at the helm and some no-name random alien dude as co pilot.

        • http://www.teamfums.org MichiganGoat

          Ummm Nein Nunb is his name! And yes the Falcon destroyed the second Death Star.

        • DrReiCow

          Technically both did. Wedge hit the power regulator that destabilized the reactor, so Lando and Nien Nunb could destroy the reactor.

          Moo.

  • http://www.friendly-confines.com hansman

    What happens if Capt. Kirk signs with the Giants?

    Oh ya, a 197-0 demolition of the Cubs. Krik pitches a perfect game with 27 Ks and hits 42 grand slams.

  • http://www.gbcwarsaw.com ahoak

    Hopefully there won’t be a lot of fans saying “I have a bad feeling about this…”

  • Cheese Chad

    Hopefully Carlos Villanueva (and his Lando-stache) doesn’t come to play for the Giants and betray his old friends.

  • jp3

    Boy today was the day of the K for the Vitters/Alcantara combo…in 14 ABs for the combo they had 10 Ks… Double header over, new day…

  • Darth Ivy

    Rebel Scum.

  • baldtaxguy

    o.m.g.

  • DrReiCow

    I. MUST. HAVE. ONE.

    MOO!!

  • JCubs79

    This is fantastic. I want one.

  • Tmfelso

    Wrigley trough urinals. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.

  • Medicos

    Tmfelso: u think the urinals are bad??? did u ever try taking shit???

  • kgd

    [img]http://2.media.dorkly.cvcdn.com/82/85/05300d190f01eab72dc55c9f8c2af41e-gif-of-the-day-darth-vaders-dinger.gif[/img]

    • Truely Blue

      Great graphic!!!!

    • benjamin

      Oh my god

    • sunshine and rainbows

      This is just incredible.

    • Fishin Phil

      Darth needs to work on his bat flip. Maybe Valbuena can help him.

      • DarthHater

        I remember that game. The Emperor was pissed…

    • http://www.friendly-confines.com hansman

      Why did the ball arc in space. If it took 3 seconds to get to low earth orbit (let’s say 500 KM up that’s ~200 KM/s). At that speed gravity wouldn’t be able to do much and the ball would have been heading out of the solar system.

      I’m smelling some photo shop action.

      • DarthHater

        It’s called The Force, moron. :-P

      • JasonP

        Gravity of the Death Star, duh.

    • http://www.friendly-confines.com hansman

      Another thing that makes me think it is a fake…it took as long for the ball to get out of the stadium as it did to travel up to the death star.

  • Javier Bryant

    This would look great with the rest of my bobblehead collection! I have over 300

  • sunshine and rainbows

    RR will know when to challenge the Giants successfully turning a double play when he feels a disturbance in the force.

  • Alan Griffin

    That can’t be Rizzo’s bobble head. His hands are way too high.

  • Beast Mode

    I want to take a trip to Chicago just for this bobble head. Awesome!

  • cubzfan

    “Anthony, how did you draw so many walks today?”
    “Those were not the pitches I was looking for.”

    • roz

      hahahaha

    • DarthHater

      You wanna buy some death bats?

  • cubzfan

    Overheard in the bleachers just after the stretch: “We better get indoors. The seagulls are easily startled. But they’ll soon be back, and in greater numbers.”

    • DarthHater

      heh

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  • Jim

    Whats the surgery called to repair a nerd ligament? The George Lucas?

    • Head and Heart

      Stan Lee Surgery? Rehab is a bitch on that one.

  • jcwillia1

    This belongs on a May 4th baseball game.

    BTW all your comments were fantastic – bravo! the “get clear veras” was my personal favorite.

  • Wrigley1

    I guess I don’t have much experience with these special event nights. I’m a season ticket holder in the 500 level so obviously I don’t get a bobblehead, which is fucking ridiculous. But do I also not get to participate in any Star Wars activities. Once I saw this I was planning on bringing my son.

  • http://www.cubsbythenumbers.com kaseyi

    It looks like this bobblehead is only available to people who buy the special event ticket. Only $40. plus taxes and fees for the cheapest ticket. As tempting as the Rizzo bobblehead is, since I already have a ticket for this game…I guess I wont be getting this bobblehead.

    Also..this isn’t the 1st Star Wars day at Wrigley. THey did this before. http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/chc/ticketing/starwars.jsp

    • Wrigley1

      I don’t understand why it’s a night game and it kind of annoys me that you need a special ticket. I know a lot of adults will be going to this because they love Star Wars, but the movies are for kids also. Seems kind of limiting to hold the event at night and to make people buy special tickets. I’m all for donating to charity and will gladly give money to Rizzo’s cause because it’s one I strongly believe in, I just think this isn’t the best way to do a Star Wars night.

  • fromthemitten

    Carlos Marmol: “I love you”
    Issuing Walks: “I know”

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