Why should a something as trivial as  losing to Oakland in the midst of a pennant race stand in the way of a time honored tradition like hazing young guys too intimidated to fight back like a road trip costume party?  Hiroki Kuroda’s interpreter, Kenji Nimura drew the assignment of donning the Yoda suit, while David Phelps drew the short straw and got stuck with the Princess Leia outfit. Ken Phelps-as-Princess Leia would’ve been a cool idea, but if the Yankees were really into that kind of meta stuff, Randy Levine would be under the Darth Vader mask rather than Melky Messa.