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The Durham Bulls will be wearing R2-D2 jerseys

Mar 25, 2014, 10:35 AM EDT

Yoda says: silly, they’ll look:

But it’s the minor leagues. They got a “hit bull, win steak” sign up at their park for cryin’ out loud, so it’s not like this is a big deal.

  1. yahmule - Mar 25, 2014 at 10:40 AM

    How topical.

    • renaado - Mar 25, 2014 at 10:44 AM

      Why? It’s Awesome Man !

      • historiophiliac - Mar 25, 2014 at 10:49 AM

        Yeah, my nephew thinks those prequels are so when he was 8 years old. He also no longer wears Power Rangers pyjamas.

      • Old Gator - Mar 25, 2014 at 11:32 AM

        Speakin’ of prequels, R2D2 was based on the bumbling peasant Tahei, played by the great Minoru Chiaki ( in Akira Kurosawa’s early samurai potboiler The Hidden Fortress. C3PO was based on his reluctant albeit equally clueless sidekick Matashichi (Kamatari Fujiwara).

        As a matter of fack, the first Star Wars movie was based on this Kurosaw film, right down to Obi-Wan (channeling Toshiro Mifune as General Makabe Rokurōta) and Princess Leia (channeling Misa Uehara as Princess Yuki). If you want to have a good ole time, you can easily rent or download the film and see where it all came from. Watching Tahei and Mitaschichi will have you rolling on the floor, especially when you see entire episodes that were lifted in their entirety into Star Wars (including the original version of the “Jedi mind trick”).

        Luke Skywalker, on the other hand, was George Lucas’ own addition, after reading Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces. Lucas invited Campbell to the world premiere. Campbell loved it. He joked that it was the first time one of his books had been adapted by Hollywood.

  2. El Bravo - Mar 25, 2014 at 10:43 AM

    I heard that episodes 7-9 will take place 30 years after Return of the Mark Hamill with Scars on his Face. What will R2 be like 30 years later you think? Given he had more tech in the first three episodes (oil shooter, flame thrower, HD video, better hacking tech) than the second three (electric shocker, SD holograms), I bet he’s literally a dumpster by episode 7.

    • spudchukar - Mar 25, 2014 at 11:05 AM

      Plus didn’t R2D2, just come out as gay?

      • El Bravo - Mar 25, 2014 at 11:15 AM

        Everyone knew it though b/c of his fondness for C-3PO. But hey, they are a cute couple and gay marriage is legal in the Dagobah System. Unfortunately for them, droid marriage is still illegal due to the “marriage should be between carbon-based organisms and carbon-based organisms” crowd.

      • spudchukar - Mar 25, 2014 at 11:34 AM

        But if they are pre-programmed, they cannot be at fault. Where is the justice, its not like they got their wires crossed or something.

      • Old Gator - Mar 25, 2014 at 11:37 AM

        Yes, I believe that was the first order of business of the Imperial Senate once the neofascist emperor took power in a stolen election. It’s not a logic that would play well here, where most of the political types who most closely resembled the Emperor, like the Governor of Arizona (I mean, let’s face it, her complexion could only be a consequence of Sith lightning blowback) are sulfur-based organisms.

      • renaado - Mar 25, 2014 at 11:40 AM

        Well, It Depends on the way you put it, For you it’s gay for others it’s not.

      • spudchukar - Mar 25, 2014 at 12:19 PM

        rennado, I am mystified by your comment. The capital “D”, in depends makes me wonder if it is some octogenarian diaper joke that I don’t get. Then their is the “way you put it” phrase, which again makes me wonder if there is again a male insertion method, an unconventional mechanical exercise humor that escapes me, or lastly, an observational challenge to one’s viewpoint on sex. Please enlighten, if you choose.

      • historiophiliac - Mar 25, 2014 at 12:30 PM

        I was going to go with: English is not his first language on that.

      • renaado - Mar 25, 2014 at 12:30 PM

        Wow That’s new, I’ve been doin that for a long time now and didn’t get notified.. Well thanks for the Heads up Though.

  3. pjmitch - Mar 25, 2014 at 10:51 AM

    Oh Dear Lord. What has our sport come to?

    • renaado - Mar 25, 2014 at 10:55 AM

      Oh Come on, It’s Just for the fans :-) ! It’s just temporary.

    • blabidibla - Mar 25, 2014 at 12:30 PM

      Because there have never been ridiculous uniforms in baseball before?

      • renaado - Mar 25, 2014 at 12:37 PM

        LoL your exaggerating It’s not that ridiculous.

  4. renaado - Mar 25, 2014 at 10:57 AM

    I’m Definitely buying This if it’s available on ebay.

  5. temporarilyexiled - Mar 25, 2014 at 11:10 AM

    Having been to a couple of games, I can tell you that the promotions are either charming or nauseating, depending on just how much of a family man you’re feeling like at the moment. Apparently, I’m the worst parent ever, as I can only describe what I’ve seen as heartworming. I’ll just assume that this is typical minor-league baseball (not having seen it anywhere else) and that it’s not just that team that jumped from A to AAA in the wake of a conveniently fortunate movie.

  6. apeville - Mar 25, 2014 at 11:44 AM

    It’s just crazy enough…. to… I would go just to see the players psychologically dealing with it all.

  7. chiadam - Mar 25, 2014 at 12:12 PM

    Will they have that little key thing that pops out, spins around, and saves the day? I need to get one of those.

    • renaado - Mar 25, 2014 at 12:19 PM

      “(LMAO)”. Is Probably the best answer for this Statement.

    • Old Gator - Mar 25, 2014 at 1:24 PM

      That’s not his key. Obviously, you know very little about onanism in titanium-based life forms.

  8. aceinthehole12 - Mar 25, 2014 at 12:32 PM

    I want one.

  9. sabatimus - Mar 25, 2014 at 3:05 PM

    I think the Astros need a jersey like this. It’s too obvious: The Astrodroid.

  10. clavette - Mar 25, 2014 at 5:02 PM


  11. mottershead1972 - Mar 25, 2014 at 8:34 PM

    Anyway Luke can wake up in episode 7 and find out episodes 1-3 were all just a crappy dream, ala dallas?

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