SF Giants as Star Wars characters
Buster Posey: Luke Skywalker
Buster Posey has always been Luke Skywalker. Back in 2010, he was the young kid who came out of nowhere to help the Giants win the World Series just like Luke was a kid from nowhere who helped the Rebels blow up the Death Star.
In 2011, Buster had a brutal injury that put him on the shelf in the same way that Luke got his hand cut off in Empire. They both came back from their injuries and, in Buster’s case, helped the Giants win two more championships, while Luke was able to redeem his father which led to the destruction of the Emperor and the end of the Empire.
Of course, Buster is now more like the version of Luke that we see at the end of season 2 of The Mandalorian. We see that Luke comes to get Grogu in his attempt to rebuild the Jedi Order in the same way that Buster is now trying to help the Giants rebuild and find their old glory.
I really hope in 20 years Buster doesn’t end up like the Luke we see in The Last Jedi though. If he starts saying stuff like, “It’s time for the Giants to end,” and starts drinking milk straight from a cow on some island somewhere, then we’re all in trouble.
So there you have it, your favorite SF Giants players and coaches as Star Wars characters. Let us hope they can truly embody their respective characters for the rest of this season and beyond, and may the force be with you, always.