This photo, which I probably should’ve shared without comment, was taken at Sunday’s “Star Wars Day At The Ballpark” game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Seattle Mariners at Tropicana Field. Pictured left to right: Darth Maul, 81-year old Rays senior advisor Don Zimmer, Darth Vader. Ghosts of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda and Wade Boggs are somewhere in the background.
Anyway, Last Angry Fan’s headline for the shot was “Judging by this picture of the three Sith Lords, it looks like the Emperor has really let himself go”. My first thought (as the same nerd who devoted 21 pages to a Saved By The Bell sports retrospective) was, “he doesn’t look like the Emperor, he looks like Darth Vader did when he unmasked in Jedi“. 30 -year old spoiler alert, by the way.
I’m going to leave it up to the 10 of you who like Star Wars and baseball. Is Don Zimmer more like unmasked Darth Vader, or more like Emperor Palpatine? Evidence for both choices follows.