'Star Wars' Giveaways for 'Star Wars' Day
Do you know what today is? That's right! It's "Star Wars" Day! May the fourth be with you! To celebrate the mega-popular film franchise, many MLB teams are having "Star Wars" nights at the ballparks, according to Stadium Giveaway Exchange. While not all of them are today, there have been a few fun "Star Wars" giveaways this week.
1. Minnesota Twins - Plouffe Skywalker Bobblehead
On May 19, the Minnesota Twins are celebrating the Rebel Alliance from the "Star Wars" universe by turning third baseman Trevor Plouffe into Plouffe Skywalker.
2. Scranton/Wilks-Barre RailRiders CHAMP-Bacca Bobblehead
Down in the minor leagues, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Rail Riders, Triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, are giving away bobbleheads of their mascot, CHAMP (who wouldn't be out of place on "Sesame Street"), re-imagined as Chewbacca, Han Solo's second-in-command. RailRiders fans can pick up the bobblehead on May 14.
3. Boston Red Sox BB-8 Baseball
BB-8 is the newest droid to hit the "Star Wars" universe, and fans loved the little, spherical guy. On May 9, the Boston Red Sox will give out a BB-8 baseball to "Star Wars" fans in Boston.
4. Cincinnati Reds X-Wing Fighter Mr. Redlegs Bobblehead and Yoda Bobblehead
The Cincinnati Reds have doubled down on their "Star Wars" giveaway by giving out a Reds-themed bobblehead of the character Yoda on May 6 and a bobblehead showing the team's mascot flying an X-Wing spaceship on May 7.
5. Charlotte Knights 'Star Wars' Bobbleheads
We're going to travel back to the minors once again. The Charlotte Knights, the Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, gave away a bobblehead of third baseman Matt Davidson wearing a Jedi Knight robe and holding a lightsaber yesterday.