Chicago Cubs: What if players were characters from Star Wars?
By Jake Misener
Kris Bryant – Luke Skywalker
The one who brings balance back to the Force. The face of the franchise. The legend. The hero.
There are more similarities between Kris Bryant and Luke Skywalker than I can count. But really, it comes down to one main connection. Without either, their respective causes would never have achieved success.
With Skywalker, he rose to challenge his father’s supremacy over the galaxy, ultimately leading to the fall of the Empire. He then went on to become a leader in the Republic, even training a new generation of Jedi. Of course, his story with Rey is still being written, but his mark will undoubtedly be left on the galaxy.
Bryant exploded onto the scene and, since joining the Cubs, is yet to miss a postseason. That hadn’t been done over a three-year span on over a century before 2015 to 2017. We’re talking about a generational talent – one with the power to shift the balance in the league and lead the Cubs to unforeseen heights.
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No matter how you feel about these comparisons, make sure you check out the FanSided site dedicated to all things Star Wars, Dork Side of the Force. And, as we head toward the holidays and move past the Winter Meetings, may the Force be with you.