Not too many words are needed to describe the photo below.
The Double-A Akron Aeros debuted the new uniforms for a special “Star Wars Night” yesterday at Canal Park. Combined with Star Wars fireworks and whatever “Jersey Pillow Giveaway Night” means, the team was able to attract 5,375 fans (h/t @nextyearinCLE), a pretty solid attendance for an August Saturday in downtown Akron.
Jacob Rosen is a long-time contributor to WaitingForNextYear. He's also a writer online at SportsAnalyticsBlog and Nylon Calculus . An Akron native, Jacob is a current MBA student at the University of Oregon's Warsaw Sports Marketing Center. You can follow him on Twitter @WFNYJacob or e-mail him at udjrosen(at)gmail(dot)com.