Chicago Cubs: What if players were characters from Star Wars?
By Jake Misener
Kyle Schwarber – Rey
“I know all about waiting.”
Rey spent a good chunk of her life waiting for her family to return to her on Jakku. That day never came. After meeting Finn, she wound up on a path wildly different than what she expected, eventually seeking out Luke Skywalker to learn the ways of the Force and become a Jedi.
But she did her waiting. As did Kyle Schwarber.
After bursting onto the scene in a big way in 2015, Schwarber suffered a season-ending knee injury in April 2016. He returned in the World Series, putting up incredible numbers for having seen next to zero live pitching in six months. But, then he disappointing this year, struggling through a disappointing campaign.
With one final installment in the Skywalker Saga left, Rey’s future is an unclear as Schwarber’s. Will either live up to the promise they exhibit or will they ultimately fall short, leaving those around them questioning a path forward?
Time will tell. But something tells me both are far from done writing their stories.