As we've mentioned before, Friday is the highly-anticipated Empire Strikes Back Night at Dodger Stadium (make sure you click on that link to see a comical Jib Jab video; thanks to Gabriel M. for the tip). Geeks like us Sons are having multiple orgasms thinking about costume ideas, carbonite-flavored frozen Dibs, and whether lightsabers can be concealed better in one's backpack or duct taped to one's leg.
But I've also got to think that the Dodger players are excited for the costume opporunities, right? They're geeks too (even if Randy Wolf is no longer on the roster)! So here's five costume ideas for the current (and recently-departed) Dodger squad, lest they want to celebrate this fine evening in costume, along with the rest of us nerds:
Andre Ethier as Bespin Luke Skywalker
Ethier: broken right pinky finger, sending him to the DL. Bespin Luke: right hand cut off by his father in lightsaber duel. As Delino said earlier, let's take an unfortunate mishap and turn it into a costume opportunity.
Jamey Carroll as 4-LOM
Carroll is widely known (at least on SoSG) for having freakishly wide eyes. Why not have him suited up as 4-LOM, the protocol droid-turned-bounty hunter with eyes positioned on the sides of his head?
Jason Repko as Dengar
Garret Anderson as an AT-AT
I know Anderson isn't the oldest person on the 25-man roster (that would be Manny). But sometimes, Anderson moves like he's five years older than he really is (almost 38). About the speed of an AT-AT.
Reed Johnson as 2-1B
This is a bit of a stretch, but that dead squirrel tail on Johnson's chin reminds me of the center Hannibal Lecter-like mouthguard on 2-1B. Complementing the shape of the bald head on top, assuming you can fold that goatee-gone-awry upward, you've got the centerpiece of an easy 2-1B face on which to build.
Also receiving votes: Zuckuss, Ugnaughts