Star Wars and Baseball Combine in One Glorious GIF

Monday March 3rd, 2014

This GIF, pulled from an old Japanese professional baseball promo, takes the old kids-breaking-windows gag to a whole new level. Apparently it was originally an ad for "Vader's Challenge," an actual thing involving several Nippon Professional Baseball teams. I'm not exactly sure what "Vader's Challenge" entailed, so let's just assume it was to hit a ball through the roof.

Really though, this is all an excuse for me to post greatest sports-lightsaber GIF of all time:


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