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Trevor Bauer brought his injurious drone to his news conference and talked about Star Wars

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You may have heard how Trevor Bauer was supposed to start for the Indians in ALCS Game 2 but didn't, because he, uh, cut his finger while fixing his drone. Yeah … Terry Francona doesn't really know, either.

Anyway, Cleveland won Game 2, 2-1, thanks to Josh Tomlin and Francisco Lindor and Bauer, after getting some stitches, is scheduled to start Game 3 in Toronto on Monday (8 p.m. ET on TBS/Sportsnet/RDS). Meanwhile, the Indians had a workout on Sunday afternoon and Bauer, predicting that reporters (and all baseball fans everywhere) might have some questions, came to his news conference prepared.

"I brought my friend to answer any questions about what happened that I can't answer," he said.

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He also explained how he sliced his finger. It sounds like it could happen to anyone, honestly:

"So I plugged it in, like I've done thousands and thousands of times, and for whatever reason it was sitting like this, I was plugging the battery in and my finger happened to be right here, and for whatever reason these three propellers didn't spin like they were supposed to and this one spun up at max throttle. It never happened to me before. I have no idea why it happened. And my finger just happened to be in the way of the prop and it cut me."

Besides, this wasn't the first time Bauer had a little trouble with his drone.

Other highlights from Bauer and his drone's news conference included an explanation of how Star Wars inspired his love of flying drones:

"So in 2013 I saw a video of these drones with the LED lights on the back of them racing through the forest and it reminded me of the scene on Endor where they're driving the speeder bikes, and I said, 'That looks awesome, I've got to learn how to do that.'"

Why "The Phantom Menace" is his favorite Stars Wars movie:

"My favorite one? I don't know, 'Phantom Menace' probably, just because I think Darth Maul is one of the coolest villains, double-sided lightsaber and his theme song. I like that one for whatever reason."

And a description of his "fleet," which features 8-10 drones, although "usually about one or two of them are actually working:"

"I mean, I fly them hard. I try to push my limits and learn new tricks, and fly closer to obstacles. So I crash a lot. That's one of the things I'm most proud about. This one crashes really well and it doesn't break. Definitely a lot of adversity. I'm always fixing them, repairing them."

Oh, and he's totally ready for Game 3.

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