Thursday, October 29, 2009
To me, the funniest thing about the pre-game introductions before Game 1 of the World Series last night was not the First and Second Ladies of the United States participating in the ceremonial throwing of the first pitch, but the Star Wars theme music that was used to introduce the Phillies players and the Yankees players.
The Phillies were introduced with the imposing "Imperial March" or Darth Vader theme, and the Yanks came onto the field with the uplifting main score or Jedi theme. I thought that the Yankees fans were proud of being the Evil Empire -- signing the available top free agents every year for high prices (C.C. Sabathia and Mark Teixeira this past off season for total contract consideration in excess of $300 million combined). Shouldn't the Yankees be introduced with the Imperial March music?
My boys, who are just beginning to follow baseball but are huge Star Wars fans thought that was hilarious and immediately shut up their non-stop chatter to listen to the introductions because of the music.