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Mud Hens will wear Chewbacca uniforms

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06:59 AM ET 04.29 | Star Wars fans have their day next weekend -- particularly in Toledo. In honor of Star Wars Weekend, Toledo Mud Hens players will wear Chewbacca-themed jerseys on May 4 (May the Fourth be With You ... get it?) and May 5 (Revenge of the Fifth) when the Tigers' Triple-A affiliate hosts the Charlotte Knights. According to Andi Roman, the Hens' communication director, last year's event was such a hit, they decided to extend it over an entire weekend. The players didn't wear Star Wars garb on the field in 2012, but the grounds crew dressed up like Jedi knights and plenty of fans got into the act as well. In addition, the team will serve Yoda Soda and give 3,000 kazoos away for all the fans to perform a postgame Star Wars-themed concert.

New York Daily News

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April 29, 2013  09:10 AM ET

Dude.... What ?

April 29, 2013  09:54 AM ET

Minor league teams and their silly gimmicks... I LOVE IT!

April 29, 2013  10:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Minor league teams and their silly gimmicks... I LOVE IT!

Absolutely - gotta fill the stands some how....!!!!!

April 29, 2013  12:22 PM ET

Brilliant!

April 29, 2013  01:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Absolutely - gotta fill the stands some how....!!!!!

Toledo Mudhens and Dayton Dragons are sold out every-game.......Dayton holds the record for consecutive sellouts in any professional sport at the end of 2012 season it was 913 games breaking the Portland Trailblazers record of 837 and the streak still continues for the Dragons this season.

April 29, 2013  03:58 PM ET

What this article doesn't mention is that they are going to have a silent auction after the games on Saturday and Sunday for the Chewie jerseys. The proceeds benefit 2 separate charities. So good natured fun and a benefit to the community. I only wish I could be there to bid.

 
April 29, 2013  04:25 PM ET

See:
http://nesn.com/2013/04/toledo-mud-hens-celebrate-star-wars-weekend-by-wea ring-chewbacca-inspired-jerseys-photo/

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