The Force may be with you soon at Great American Ball Park.
The Cincinnati Reds will host its Star Wars night event this month in which the New York Mets will come from a galaxy far, far away for a battle with the home team at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday, July 20.
The Reds are offering a ticket package that includes entry to the upcoming game as well as a C-3PO bobblehead that features the droid mounted on top of a Reds baseball. We have a feeling that this is the droid you're looking for.
In order to receive your Star Wars -themed bobblehead, tickets must be purchased through a special offer at reds.com. The limited-edition collectible is only available to the first 2,000 people that purchase the package, with packages costing $25-$57. Fans with the ticket package can claim their beloved bobblehead at the redemption table in Gapper’s Alley, located behind section 120, until the fourth inning.
This isn’t the first time that the galaxy has collided with the team — the Reds also have welcomed the Star Wars characters to Great American Ball Park in the past.
And the special bobblehead thing isn't new, either. In June, the Reds offered a Cincinnati Zoo ticket package that featured a bobblehead of the beloved Theo the giraffe, and there will be bobbles honoring Grateful Dead musician Jerry Garcia and Linus from Peanuts later this season.
Star Wars night may represent "a new hope" for the rest of the Cincinnati Reds' season. The Reds went into the All-Star Game break on Monday with a .533 win percentage, good for second place in the National League after jostling within the middle of the pack for a while.
Plus Reds right fielder Nick Castellanos and left fielder Jesse Winker, who have been team standouts, are scheduled to start the All-Star Game on Tuesday at Coors Field in Denver. With the 2020 game canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2021 game will be MLB's 91st mid-summer contest. The National League/American League battle originally was to be held in Atlanta, but MLB officials relocated the All-Star Game in April after Georgia passed laws that restricted voting rights that largely affected Black and Hispanic residents.
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