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Bisons venture into a galaxy far, far away

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

---Rodney McKissic



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Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

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Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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