‘Star Wars Night’ inspires creative blends of Cardinals and intergalactic characters

ST. LOUIS — The Cardinals are hosting “Star Wars” night at Busch Stadium next Wednesday, and a couple of self-described “Stars Wars” nerds on the FOX Sports Midwest staff — producer Max Leinwand and graphics operator Keith O’Brien — have been amusing themselves with the possibilities.

What do you get when you cross Jon Jay with Han Solo? Jon Solo.

Adam Wainwright with Mace Windu? Ace Waindu.

And the best of the bunch … Yadier Molina with Yoda? Yodi, of course. (Leinwand preferred Moda, but O’Brien prevailed.)

No surprise, a graphics operator had to create visuals. Check out O’Brien’s handiwork below, which appeared during the telecast of the Cardinals-Pirates game Thursday night … and could enjoy a limited re-release during pregame and postgame coverage of the Cardinals-Dodgers game Wednesday.