The Mets Twitter people are having fun with the new Star Wars trailer

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If you noticed that it was a bit slow here this afternoon, you could blame the fact that not much baseball news was happening. Or you could blame the fact that the new Star Wars trailer was released and nerfherders of a certain age — like, say, in their early 40s — get irrationally exuberant about such things.

I mean, I’m not going to say I’ve been distracted, but I may or may not have spent a good hour arguing with people about whether or not it was possible for a Star Destroyer to crash land, mostly intact, on the surface of a planet.

I’m not the only vaguely baseball person who has been preoccupied. The Mets social media folks have had fun too:

Juan Solo is strong. But not doing something with Bartolo Colon and either Jabba or one of Jabba’s Gamorrean guards is a missed opportunity.

(Thanks to Tom B for the heads up)

Giancarlo Stanton to make return from IL this week

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Per The Athletic’s Lindsey Adler, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said outfielder Giancarlo Stanton may be activated from the injured list on Wednesday. Stanton will “certainly” be activated on Thursday.

Stanton, 29, has appeared in all of nine games this season due to knee and calf injuries. The calf injury struck first during the opening week of the season. He wouldn’t return until June 18, then played in a whopping six games before a strained PCL in his right knee sent him back on the IL. But if there was ever a time for Stanton to make his triumphant return, it’s right before what the Yankees hope is a deep postseason run.

In the nine games Stanton has appeared in this season, spanning 38 trips to the plate, he has hit .290/.421/.419 with a double, a homer, seven RBI, and four runs scored.