Yankees ace Gerrit Cole and his wife Amy and newborn son dressed up as the good guys from Star Wars, not the Evil Empire.
Yankees ace Gerrit Cole has taken the mantle from CC Sabathia atop the rotation in more ways than one.
Sabathia, the affable left-hander, was never one to shy away from a little interaction with the fan base, and famously crashed the distribution of bobbleheads on Star Wars Day at Yankee Stadium, dressed up in a monstrous amount of makeup and Yoda garb.
And after seeing that fresh take on Yoda, we weren’t sure we were ready to love a Star Wars costume again.
Luckily, Cole, his wife Amy, and his newborn baby Caden followed in the footsteps of Sabathia on Halloween Saturday, falling on the right side of the force. In a welcome bit of costumed cuteness, though a confusing mish-mash of plot points, Cole dressed up as Obi-Wan, Amy went as Princess Leia, and Caden (probably by choice) went as Baby Yoda himself.
Ignoring the fact that the star of The Mandalorian would probably never interact with cross-generation Star Wars stars (ow, you broke my glasses!), this costume works for us!
It’s also worth noting that, although the Yankees are often known as the Evil Empire, the Coles embodied exclusively forces of good in the Star Wars universe, unlike Florida head coach Dan Mullen, who crossed over to the dark side.
Perfect job by the Coles, though, of reminding all Yankees fans who the hero is, especially with Alex Cora on the verge of returning to Boston.
The Yanks may be the behemoth with all the money, but they’re certainly not evil, and it’ll take a World Series or two before they deserve the reputation they’ve been stuck with for several decades.
We salute the first family of the Yankees for doing Halloween right.