Can Storm Troopers Swing A Bat?

While The Force may have let the San Francisco Giants down following this year’s All-Star break, it didn’t stop AT&T Park from celebrating Star Wars Day at the stadium on Sunday. From Storm Troopers standing guard during the lineup exchange to Lou Seal in a Jedi costume, the team and fans went all out.

This is one of many reasons why going to the ballpark in San Francisco is fun, even if the team isn’t performing up to expectations and the lineup has more in common with the Seattle Mariners than the Boston Red Sox.

This is not a bad thing, no matter what crusty old beat writers like Bruce Jenkins of the San Francisco Chronicle might try to tell you.

On any given night, your favorite Giant goes 0-for-4 against a team long dismissed from relevance. And every night, without fail, the park is filled with enthusiastic patrons, still wrapped in the comfort of last year’s world championship and getting only mildly upset with the proceedings.

So, apparently, you can only have fun at a ball game now so long as your team is going to the playoffs, which you know, at this point in the season eliminates just about 24 teams’ fans from having a good time.

For more pictures and quotes from fans, check out Angela Watercutter’s post at Underwire.

Surprisingly, this isn’t even the nerdiest thing to happen in San Francisco this week.

Comments (8)

  1. Was Bob Davidson on hand to represent the Evil Umpire?

  2. He’s a dead ringer for the sith.

  3. Do you know what is even nerdier than the FanGraphs meet -and-greet in San Francisco?

  4. I was at AT&T park this past Wednesday; I love that place. If you ever go, you gotta sit in the outfield bleachers. Greatest group of baseball fans (and just plain friendly people) Incredibly welcoming environment.

    In other words, it’s the complete opposite of going to Yankee stadium.

  5. Shouldn’t this event have happened on May the 4th… :P

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