May the Fourth be with all of you, Colorado Rockies fans! In honor of the Star Wars-themed day, let’s take a look at how we could take some characteristics of Rockies players and build Darth Vader.
Oh I know, it’s hard to see how some of the characteristics within some of your favorite Colorado Rockies players could even be considered as part of Lord Vader’s dark and sinister emotional armamentarium. But stick with me on this one and see what you think.
After doing some research on Darth Vader’s characteristics, I like one of the lines used on this site, where they say that Darth Vader was cold, brutal, and ruthless toward his enemies. I’ll go ahead and use Nolan Arenado on the field as an equivalent here. There are few that bring with him an intensity at the plate and in the field to take down the opposition as much as Colorado’s Platinum Glove winner.
I’ll have to admit I immediately flashed to the San Francisco Giants as Arenado’s “enemies” with how many times he has seemingly destroyed them with a big hit (or Father’s Day walkoff home run for the cycle) or amazing play (just give me the tarp catch on forever loop).