The Nationals debuted a special BB-8 bullpen cart for Obi 'Sean' Kenobi Bobblehead Day
On Saturday afternoon, the Nationals honored both Star Wars and their closer,
Meet Obi "Sean" Kenobi.
Ewan McGregor and Sir Alec Guinness are old news. Doolittle is now the only version of Obi-Wan that matters.
The Nationals had even more Star Wars goodies in store for Saturday, though. In a move surely designed to amuse Doolittle, they changed their bullpen cart to make it look like beloved robot BB-8:
As one of the pioneers behind the bullpen cart renaissance, Doolittle had to love that, even though he wasn't called upon to pitch on Saturday. Trevor Rosenthal had him covered.
Now I'm just wondering if the Nationals installed their own version of BB-8's "thumbs-up" lighter.
The festivities weren't just restricted to the new generation of Star Wars movies.
Han Solo and Chewbacca were there ...
... and the Presidents Race was tweaked to feature "speeder" bikes.
That's what I call going all-out in honor of Star Wars. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go listen to Doolittle gush about the movies for 12 minutes.
No, really. He did. They showed it on the Nationals Park video board, too.
Andrew Mearns is a writer for Cut4 whose baseball obsession was born from the shattered dreams of Mike Mussina's perfect game attempt in 2001. He has a startling memory of World Series highlights that barely functions as a party trick.