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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Is this the name of a Star Wars character or a professional baseball player?

Stay on target, Eric Wedge!

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is, like its subtitle says, the latest movie from the Star Wars franchise. It is, according to A’s reliever and movie critic Sean Doolittle, a worthy entry in the canon. It also gives us great character names like Jyn Erso and Baze Malbus to go alongside Lando Calrissian and Boba Fett.

You know what other rich, sprawling universe has great names? Professional baseball.

Below are 10 names. The question is simple: Does the name belong to a Star Wars character, or an individual who played in either the Majors or Minors in 2016? We just hope you know more about Star Wars than Buck Showalter:

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 20, 2016 at 02:44 PM | 26 comment(s)
  Beats: star wars

Monday, October 17, 2016

Trevor Bauer reveals questionable taste in Star Wars movies

Bauer said his relationship with the drone (which he brought with him to the press conference), is like a good marriage. “We argue all the time.” He also explained that his interest in drones grew out of his love for Star Wars, because drones reminded him of the speeder bikes used by the Empire (and then by Luke, Leia, and at least one Ewok) on the forest moon of Endor in Return of the Jedi.

That led to what will undoubtedly be the most controversial moment of the session, when Bauer revealed that his favorite Star Wars movie is The Phantom Menace, the entry remembered by many for its detailed discussions of the Galactic Senate’s parliamentary procedures and the inclusion of Jar Jar Binks, perhaps the least popular character in movie history. Bauer’s explanation for his fondness for The Phantom Menace (in the interest of fairness, I’ll acknowledge that Bauer said he loves all the movies, and it’s sort of a 1A, 1B situation) is that he loves Darth Maul, one the movie’s villains. This affinity for Maul may explain by Ben “Obi-Wan” Revere has a career OPS of 1.548 against Bauer.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 17, 2016 at 06:19 AM | 192 comment(s)
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