In the lead-up to May the 4th, Star Wars Day, Coffee With Kenobi host Dan Z got to talk Star Wars — and a little baseball — with New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia for StarWars.com. The star pitcher discusses his fandom and how he shares it with his kids, viewing order, The Last Jedi, Lando’s cape, and much more.
You can read an excerpt below:
If you are a baseball fan, you know New York Yankees star pitcher CC Sabathia very well. The 2009 World Series champion has been a dominant force in Major League Baseball since 2001. The guy has done it all: Cy Young winner in 2007; six-time All-Star; American League Championship Series MVP in 2009; led the Majors in wins twice (2009 and 2010). But did you know he’s also a huge Star Wars fan — one who watches the entire saga every off season? In honor of May the 4th being Star Wars Night at Yankee Stadium (when the first 40,000 guests receive an Aaron Judge Jedi Bobblehead), StarWars.com spoke with Sabathia about his preferred Star Wars viewing order, his plans to one day cosplay at Star Wars Celebration, and why he would make an excellent Yoda bobblehead.
StarWars.com:What is your earliest Star Wars memory and what did it mean to you growing up?
CC Sabathia: My earliest Star Wars memory, I think, is my dad taking me to see the first one. And, I just remember walking in, being mesmerized by, like, what I was seeing on the screen and just being locked in. He was such a big Star Wars fan that it kind of made me one immediately.
StarWars.com: Yeah, it’s such a huge family thing. Are your kids fans? And how do you share your love of Star Wars with them?
CC Sabathia: My kids love it. They’re all into it. My youngest son, he’s seven, he’s the biggest fan. But my girls have gotten into it now because of Rey…the last two movies, they really loved it and they’ve gone back and watched the rest of them, so we watch it as a family now. The whole series.
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