Tonight is Star Wars Night at the park and the Bisons are wearing special Star Wars-themed jerseys.
But Star Wars Night brings back some not-so-pleasant memories for manager Ken Oberkfell. When he played for St. Louis, the Cardinals cranked out the symphonic Star Wars theme whenever Oberkfell, whose nickname is Obie, came to the plate.
“They played it because of Obi-Wan Kenobi but I never watched any of the movies, not one frame of it,” Oberkfell said. “I think it was because I got sick of hearing that theme song all the time.’’
At least Oberkfell won’t have to keep the uniforms which were auctioned off during the game with the proceeds benefiting the American Heart Association.
Here is the starting lineup for tonight's game:
Russ Adams, rf
Justin Turner, 2b
Mike Jacobs, 1b
Mike Cervenak, 3b
Fernando Martinez, cf
Josh Thole, c
Marshall Hubbard, lf
Andy Green, ss
Bobby Livingston, p
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