Minor-league baseball teams go with “Star Wars” jerseys

March 25, 2014

The Chewbacca look (at left) is coming soon to a ballpark. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)

Clearly, the whole special minor-league uniforms thing has gotten out of hand, but who cares? There’s a team with Chewbacca uniforms again this season! And another with R2D2 jerseys!

The Toledo Mud Hens sported the look a year ago and now the Kane County Cougars, the Chicago Cubs Class A affliate, will go with the Wookie look on “Star Wars” Night(s) May 2 and Aug. 30. Their players should probably start growing beards now…

In Durham, the Bulls will make like R2 on May 4:

Among other highly anticipated promotions this year, the Redbirds of Memphis (Tennessee and the fertile Mississippi).will go with an Egyptian theme:

Then, there’s the bacon look:

And, of course, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:

And “Ghostbusters:

In a related matter, a college team will wear a jersey made out of selfies, which could backfire epically.

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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