Chicago Cubs: What if players were characters from Star Wars?
By Jake Misener
In honor of the release of the latest installment in the Star Wars saga, we thought it might be fun to pair Chicago Cubs with their Star Wars counterparts.
After successfully avoiding any spoilers, I took in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Thursday night – and it did not disappoint. I have no doubt folks will have their gripes about it, but I left there darn-near speechless about the latest installment in the Star Wars saga. As my wife and I were driving home around 2 A.M., my sleep-deprived mind wound up trying to connect the Chicago Cubs and Star Wars.
And, now that I’m rested and the sun is out, I still regret nothing.
But first, some details. Trying to pair members of the Cubs organization with characters from Star Wars requires some creativity. I’m not saying these are easy-to-connect relationships. In fact, some required me to really ponder before pairing them up. You might have different ideas – and that’s fine. This is just for fun, so try to enjoy it.
I didn’t bother getting into the extended universe or the animated series. For argument’s sake, I stuck to the nine films – Episodes I through VIII and ‘Rogue One.’ Without further ado, let’s begin. May the Force be with you.