Tampa Bay Rays’ Durham Bulls to wear R2-D2 jersey during Star Wars night (Photo)


 

Feb 28, 2014; Port Charlotte, FL, USA; A baseball bat and batting gloves lie on the grass before the Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles play in a spring training exhibition game at Charlotte Sports Park. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

The idea of ‘Star Wars’ night isn’t exactly new as the San Francisco Giants have been holding the promotion for years, leading other Major League teams to do the same.

But they have to conform to a rather strict uniform policy, something that minor league teams don’t – which is why the Durham Bulls plan to wear R2-D2 uniforms during their Star Wars night on May 4th.

Even better? The jerseys will then be auctioned off to support a good cause.

The Durham Bulls, the Triple-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, announced the team will wear jerseys — meant to look like the Star Wars robot R2-D2 — on May 4. The team will also auction off those jerseys to benefit the Autism Society of North Carolina.

May 4 has become an unofficial Star Wars holiday as the date (May the Fourth) resembles the series’ iconic line, “May the force be with you.”

It’s just one of many promotional uniform nights minor league baseball teams will hold this season, including the Toledo Mudd Hens wearing Ghostbusters jerseys and the Fresno Grizzlies wearing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle threads.


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