Boston Red Sox turn on the Star Wars style

by Susan and Simon Veness

The Boston Red Sox baseball team staged an epic Star Wars night at their Fenway Park home on August 23, 2022, highlighting the latest in lightsaber technology.

boston red sox star wars game the child
Photo by Maddie Malhotra
Photos courtesy of Boston Red Sox/Getty Images

The special occasion was sponsored by movie-makers Lucasfilm to celebrate their new consumer products campaign, “Choose Your Destiny,” which features a new range of Star Wars merchandise.

Putting The Force in force plays and exchanging first base for the First Order, the Red Sox treated fans to a whole evening of themed fun before and during the game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

boston red sox star wars game child with lighsaber inflatable
Photo by Griffin Quinn

All ticket holders received a special Red Sox Star Wars Jedi-themed Bobble-body figurine of star third baseman Rafael Devers holding a glow-in-the-dark lightsaber bat, while the first 7,500 in attendance also went home with a free lightsaber inflatable.

In addition, Lucasfilm set up a series of themed photo opportunities featuring notable “Star Wars” scenes with a variety of toys and props, while costumed fan groups added to the evening’s festivities.

boston red sox star wars game fans dressed in star wars costumes
Photo by Griffin Quinn

Just as importantly for “Star Wars” fans, the new “Choose Your Destiny” range of home goods, toys, accessories, and more is now available from Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products.

It celebrates both the light and dark side of The Force, and follows the epic conclusion of the blockbuster series “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” starring Ewan McGregor, streaming exclusively on Disney+.

Sadly for the Red Sox, having The Force on their side on Tuesday night couldn’t save them from slipping to a 9-3 defeat at the hands of the Blue Jays, although Devers did his best to help his team, going 3-for-4 at the plate with a run batted in.

star wars photo op
Photo by Griffin Quinn

See more about the “Choose Your Destiny” lightsaber series and explore new products from around the Galaxy at StarWars.com/ChooseYourDestiny, and the new Black Series lightsabers at StarWars.com.


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