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Downtown will come alive this weekend as characters and music from "Star Wars" films invade Great American Ball Park.
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"May the Fourth" be with you, Reds fans.
A trip down to Great American Ball Park for the upcoming weekend series against the Milwaukee Brewers will feel like a journey to a galaxy far, far away as the riverfront stadium is transformed into a "Star Wars"-centric haven for fanboys and baseball fans alike.
GABP promises to come alive with characters and music from the iconic film series as the Reds use their Jedi mind tricks on the Brewers.
Among the characters scheduled to appear are Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker, Anakin Skywalker and Stormtroopers.
Some of those characters will sit among fans participating in #RedsSocial Night on Friday, and Luke and Leia's embattled father will throw out the first pitch before the game. Attendees get a Field Box seat and a signature mug for $30.
After Friday's game the soundtrack for the traditional Rozzi’s fireworks show features music from the entire Star Wars saga.
Also getting in on the action is Toby Foster, 10, from Lexington, Kentucky who will throw out a ceremonial first pitch Saturday while wearing his Stormtrooper costume. Toby is currently battling mitochondrial disease and is a huge fan of both the Reds and the Star Wars universe.
Also on Saturday, the first 20,000 fans in attendance get an exclusive T-shirt featuring the lovable bots C-3PO and R2-D2 being led into battle by a riled up Chewy and a light saber-wielding Mr. Redlegs.
To celebrate "May the Fourth" Day, the Reds are giving away a poster Sunday that features Mr. Red, Yoda and Darth Vader. Reds officials say a surprise character from the film series is scheduled to throw out that games opening pitch.
You can find out more information and buy tickets at Reds.com .
Friday, May 2, 2014 - Cincinnati Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 7:10 p.m.
Saturday, May 3, 2014 - Cincinnati Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 7:10 p.m.
Sunday, May 4, 2014 (May the 4th Be With You) - Cincinnati Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 4:10 p.m.