A short time from now in a state far, far away from most of the others, a baseball team will don Chewbacca uniforms. The world has waited 37 years for this moment.
— BAEdy Aiken (@TiMiller23) July 9, 2014
The Portland Sea Dogs play the Richmond Flying Squirrels on August 16. The Red Sox double-A affiliate encourages fans to come to the ballpark dressed as their favorite Star Wars character. The Sea Dogs will dress as Chewbacca.
The team has unveiled for the occasion its special duds, which include brownish jerseys that mimic the hair covering the body of Han Solo’s sidekick. The shirts come complete with a depiction of the wookie’s iconic bandoleer.
The Sea Dogs have been mum about whether Chewbacca’s wife Mallatobuck or his dad Attichitcuk, the chief of the famous Kaapauku tribe, will make the trip from Kashyyyk in the Mytaranor sector to celebrate Chewbacca’s great honor.