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The Empire Strikes Out

IMG_4986-1.jpgAllow me to briefly digress from the Cardinals and talk about my trip to Dodger Stadium on Friday for Star Wars night.  They commemorated the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back with a lot of treats for the fans in the MyTown section.

I have to say the MyTown section is an excellent deal. For $50, we got a ticket, all you can eat food and soda, and a t-shirt.  And not just any t-shirt – a Boba Fett t-shirt! 
There were a lot of fans in costumes milling around outside the MyTown section and posing for photos with the fans. I got my pic with Chewbacca.  Chewie also threw out the first pitch. 


The folks who design the big screen videos did a nice job theming things for the evening (check out Manny Ramirez as Chewbacca). There was a cool montage of the Dodgers hitting where the bats were replaced with light sabers.
I’d say the only weak spots were the weather – cold! And the theme food: Darth Taters (just a bag of potato chips), lightsabers (popsicles).  
It was fun to see an interleague game.  With a dominant performance from pitcher Chad Billingsley, the Dodgers beat the Tigers 4-1 and achieved a share of first place.  Also, the Don’t Stop Believin’ Guy was awesome!