Batting ninth and pitching Darth Vadar? Star Wars weekend at GABP

Star Wars poster (Courtesy of Cincinnati Reds)
Star Wars poster (Courtesy of Cincinnati Reds)

(FOX19) - It's Star Wars weekend at Great American Ball Park as the Reds play the first place Brewers.

We'll have a preview on Thursday's FOX19 Morning News.

7:10 p.m. Friday

  •  All weekend long, characters from the iconic film series will be at the ball park. A Star Wars character will also throw out a ceremonial first pitch prior to each game.
  • Rozzi's post-game fireworks show will start approximately 15 minutes after the end of the game and features a Star Wars themed soundtrack. 
  • In-park voting for the 2014 MLB All-Star Ballot presented by Firestone will begin at Friday's game, with a pregame ceremony to commemorate the voting kickoff. Fans also can vote online at
  • Fans of the Reds on social media can purchase a special ticket package that includes a Field Box ticket and exclusive Star Wars mug for just $30. Star Wars characters also will be seated in this section during the game.
  • Reds Heads Kids Club members can get their 2014 Reds Heads Captain Joey Votto collectible figurine at Friday's game. Members can show their 2014 membership card at the Bob Evans Reds Heads Clubhouse in the Kroger Fan Zone to pick up their figurine.
7:10 p.m. Saturday 
  • Free exclusive Star Wars and Reds themed shirt to the first 20,000 fans presented by Kahn's. Characters from Star Wars will be around the ballpark and will throw out a ceremonial first pitch.
  • More than 300 Reds Rookies Baby Club members and their parents will take part in a pregame parade on the field. The Kroger Fan Zone will also become the "Baby Zone," with games and activities for all Reds fans including babies and their families. Reds partners Pampers, TriHealth and Kroger will have giveaways for fans there as well.
  • Saturday is the second "Club Red" game of the season. The brand-new Club Red is the official club for fans ages 13-18. Members can select a package of five or eight Reds ticket vouchers for select Club Red games to be used by members and their friends. All members are seated together in a special Club Red section and get perks and benefits throughout the season.

4:10 p.m. Sunday (May the 4th Be With You)

  • Free exclusive Star Wars and Reds themed poster to the first 20,000 fans. Characters from Star Wars will be around the ballpark and will throw out a ceremonial first pitch.
  • Brandon Phillips will receive his 2013 Rawlings Gold Glove Award during pregame ceremonies.
  • Players and coaches from 72 high school baseball teams who participated in the third annual 2014 Skyline Chili Reds Futures High School Showcase presented by Safeco Insurance will be featured in a "March at the Majors" pregame parade. MVP's from each of the 36 games will be recognized on field during pregame ceremonies.
  • As part of family day at the ballpark, Reds mascot magnet to the first 8,000 kids 14 and younger, presented by Delta Air Lines.
  • Flying Pig Marathon Parking/Traffic Advisory: Because of the Flying Pig Marathon events, please allow extra time to arrive at the ball park and find parking for Sunday's game.

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