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:
Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer was released. You might notice a few new characters in it. #Mets pic.twitter.com/m4kNlHb5gj
— New York Mets (@Mets) April 16, 2015
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)