The umpire strikes back: Cyclones hold second ‘Star Wars’ Night

Brooklyn Daily
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

The Clones were seduced by the Dark Side last weekend.

Just as the clone army in the “Star Wars” movies became the dreaded stormtroopers of the Galactic Empire, the Cyclones donned jerseys patterned after evil sith lord Darth Maul on Aug. 2 for a theme night honoring the blockbuster franchise.

Some may have been disappointed that Brooklyn’s padawan league baseball team didn’t take to the field in flowing Jedi robes for the club’s second “Star Wars” Night, but at least one fan enjoyed the unexpected twist.

“It was cool,” said Benjamin Riley. “Sometimes you like to root for the bad guys.”

Apparently, the dark side was the way to go — the Cyclones crushed the Connecticut Tigers like a rebel insurgency, with an out-of-this-world score of 8–1.

The theme night was a chance for fans of one of the biggest science fiction franchises of all time to show their love for George Lucas’s universe.

MCU Park looked like Mos Eisley spaceport on Saturday, with fans dressed as creatures from all over the galaxy, and costumes ranged from the adorable to the terrifying, with fearsomely armored bounty hunters posing for pics with pint-sized Ewoks.

And it wouldn’t be “Star Wars” without a bit of glowing swordplay. Good and evil crossed lightsabers as members of the Empire Saber Guild — a group of costumed performers — clashed between innings. And when they weren’t bashing one another with their sabers out on the field, the guild gave sword-swinging lessons to potential Jedi apprentices on the concourse.

Reach reporter Max Jaeger at or by calling (718) 260-8303. Follow him on Twitter @MJaeger88.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

Reasonable discourse

Comments closed.

First name
Last name
Your neighborhood
Email address
Daytime phone

Your letter must be signed and include all of the information requested above. (Only your name and neighborhood are published with the letter.) Letters should be as brief as possible; while they may discuss any topic of interest to our readers, priority will be given to letters that relate to stories covered by The Brooklyn Paper.

Letters will be edited at the sole discretion of the editor, may be published in whole or part in any media, and upon publication become the property of The Brooklyn Paper. The earlier in the week you send your letter, the better.

Keep it local!

Stay in touch with your community. Subscribe to our free newsletter: