May the Fourth be with you! That's right, it's Star Wars Day once again.
For a story on nerds and jocks converging on this momentous occasion,
read Playbook Fandom's piece. Then check out this gallery of images, in which sports and our favorite space-based saga (sorry, Trekkies) intersect. Chewbacca's curve is wicked, but Darth Vader's fastball has Force (heh). AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams Amanda Lucas, daughter of George, is an MMA fighter who doesn't deny her "Star Wars" connection. Etsuo Hara/Getty Images Even an oversize Mark Grace can't help but bow down before Darth Vader. Christian Petersen/Getty Images Unconfirmed rumor: Dwight Howard is trying to get Han Solo fired as captain of the Millennium Falcon. Gene Duncan/Disney Parks/Getty Images What better pit crew for a Grand Prix than an organized set of Storm Troopers? Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images "Star Wars" characters at a Suns game, with Steve Nash as wise old sage Obi Wan Kenobi. Christian Petersen/Getty Images Walk with a Yoda backpack while a member of the Padres, Evan Scribner did. AP Photo/Charles Krupa And here's ex-Padres pitcher Mat Latos with a Storm Trooper backpack. San Diego, everyone. Christopher Hanewinckel/US Presswire All right, we're confused -- which, Raiders fan or Broncos fan, is the "Star Wars" character? Getty Images He once was a New York Met, but Jose Reyes since has joined the Dark Side (Miami Marlins). Scott Cunningham/Getty Images Or are the Mets the Dark Side? We're confused. Adam Rubin/ESPNNewYork.com Get it? Seattle Storm? Storm Trooper? Gotta admit, actually -- that's pretty clever. Jeff Reinking/NBAE/Getty Images With Pete Carroll a bit Yoda-esque, is it any wonder Seahawks fans are on the "Star Wars" train? Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images Scout and Storm Troopers enter a 2011 Marlins game. They were the only people in attendance. Steve Mitchell/US Presswire Fans storm the field at baseball games, and look at what happens. AP Photo/Jeff Chiu
Now how about some "Star Wars" fireworks from after a Los Angeles Dodgers game?