ESPN’s Tuesday night broadcast of the Yankees and Astros will take place in a galaxy far, far away.
At least it might as well be.
ESPN announced on Monday that its May 4 7:30 p.m. ET broadcast between the Yankees and Astros will be Star Wars themed in honor of “May the fourth” “holiday.”
This means that commentators will be dressed in full costume, including Karl Ravech as Luke Skywalker, Tim Kurkjian as Yoda, Eduardo Perez as Jawa and Steve Levy anchoring studio highlights as Darth Vader during the game.
Kurkjian and ESPN commentator Clinton Yates will also share MLB names with Star Wars ties while Kurkjian highlights his favorite “force” plays of all time.
Graphics during the game will also include on-screen animations.
On Monday, ESPN held a Marvel-themed broadcast during the Golden Stae Warriors-New Orleans Pelicans game on ESPN2 and ESPN+ as an alternate broadcast.
But Tuesday ESPN will be delivering their Star Wars broadcast as its primary feed, although fans in the New York and Houston markets may be subject to blackout.