Friday December 18th, 2015

As you may have noticed from the endless marketing blitz, the seventh Star Wars movie hit theaters on Friday (or Thursday evening), and among the droves of fans who caught the film as soon as possible were many athletes, who tweeted out about their excitement.

Jim Harbaugh and his sons attended a late-night screening and the coach lamented the absence of super-villain Darth Vader.

Ronda Rousey got out her finest stormtrooper outift

About last night.... Star Wars was awesome .... I'm the stormtrooper

A photo posted by rondarousey (@rondarousey) on

Alex Rodriguez hung out with some Storm Troopers to mark the film‘s release.

• Analyzing ESPN’s Star Wars sports lineups

Pistons forward Anthony Tolliver was going deep into franchise to get ready for The Force Awakens.

Orioles pitcher Steve Johnson pulled out his finest socks, and cut right to the chase with his review.

The sock game is strong with this one... #starwarstonight #stancesocks

A photo posted by Steve Johnson (@sjohnson831) on

A’s pitcher Sean Doolittle brought his reluctant girlfriend along.

Pelicans’ Alexis Ajinca and Ryan Anderson brought the whole squad out.

Robinson Cano got ready by remembering a wonderful fan pun.

Meanwhile A’s Josh Reddick, New York Giants’ Geoff Schwartz and 76ers‘ Kendall Marshall think they are very special.

– Brendan Maloy

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