August 20 2015The Cyclones enter the homestretch of the season with a 2 game homestand against the Lowell Spinners. There will be plenty going on at MCU Park, as the two games will feature a bobblehead, another giveaway Jersey, celebrity softball, a 100th Birthday celebration and cheap tickets.

Wednesday, August 19th, 7:00pm: Lowell Spinners State @ Brooklyn Cyclones

$_57Wednesday will be a night of insanity & distractions from the Cyclones game, but given their lackluster play as of late, that’s probably a good thing.

As the fans enter MCU Park, the 1st 2,500 will once again receive of a bobblehead of people who have nothing do to with the Cyclones. The team will be giving out bobbleheads of Rosanna Scotto & Greg Kelly, the hosts of FOX 5’s Good Day NY, sitting on a couch.

4 MillWhile people are entering, the team will be keeping a close count, as the 2,434th person to enter the gates will be the 4,000,000th fan in Cyclones history.

The lucky fan will have a chance to take the mound at MCU Park and be given 7 chances to throw a baseball through a 12-inch hole. If the lucky fan is able to throw 3 “strikes” before he or she throws four “balls”, they will go home with 4,000,000 pennies ($40,000). Odds are highly unlikely that the fan will see a penny.

However, the lucky fan will also receive: 4 Season Tix for the 2015 Brooklyn Bolts & 2016 Brooklyn Cyclones. In addition are 4 NY Mets tickets, 4 tickets to both Ring of Honor (August 22nd) & Boxing at the Beach (August 25th) at MCU Park. The winner also gets 4 rides on the Cyclone, dinner for four at Applebee’s, a personalized jersey and they can call the 4th inning of the game with Stu Johnson.

FrancoAt 5:30 will be the 2nd Annual Civil Servant / Celebrity Softball Challenge presented by MCU. Stars from the sports and entertainment world will team up with members of the FDNY, NYPD and DSNY for a pre-game softball game. WWE Superstars Fandango & Ryback, as well as WWE Divas Eva Marie & Charlotte will be there. Former NY Mets John Franco & Cliff Floyd will play. Boomer Esiason & Craig Carton of Boomer & Carton will be there. Good Day NY is sending Rosanna Scotto, Greg Kelly, Mike Woods & Duke Castiglione. Skeery Jones & Dave Brody of Elvis Duran & The Morning Show will be there, as well as Rosenberg from Hot 97 FM.

SummerSlam2Because it is SummerSlam Week in Brooklyn, following the softball game, Ryback, Fandango, Eva Marie and Charlotte will be signing autographs on the concourse. Ryback and Charlotte will be on the 3B side (near section 21). Fandango & Eva Marie will be signing on the 1B side (Near the back gates past the Cyclones bullpen). The signing will start at 7:00 PM and last for roughly an hour. Fans will not be able to take posed photos with the Superstars & Divas. In addition there will be no personalized autographs.

You can experience all the distractions, as well as the game, for a low price of just $10, as it’s a Wednesday game.

The gates of MCU Park will open at 5:15 for season ticket holders and 5:30 for everyone else. The team will not be using the back gates.

Thursday, August 20th, 7:00pm: Lowell Spinners State @ Brooklyn Cyclones

Dominos JerseyThursday is the penultimate Jersday Thursday of 2015. The team will be giving up Pinstripe Jerseys, resented by Domino’s. The white jerseys with blue pinstripes will have #15 on the front & back. Above the arched BROOKLYN wording will be the 15th Seasons Logo. There is a Domino’s logo over the #15 on the back of the jersey. This jersey is a pullover.

It is also Italian Heritage Night & Corrections Officer Night, so if you a mafia member who has been in jail, be on your best behavior.

If you are a students & you can present a valid college ID at the Cyclones box office, you will get a $10 field box ticket.

100sinatra2It is also the Celebration of Frank Sinatra’s 100th Birthday. Here is what the Cyclones are doing in honor of it.

Ol’ Blue Eyes Seating – The 1st 100 people with blue eyes who purchase tickets at the MCU Park box office will receive a bleacher ticket for $1.

Dancing Cheek to Cheek – Find the happiness you seek, after the game when fans will be invited onto the field for a post-game slow dance around home plate.

Fly Me to the Moon Contest – Contestants will have to make a paper airplane and fly it through a crescent shaped target to win prizes.

Seriusly Sinatra – SiriusXM’s Sinatra-only station will have a lucky-seat giveaway where a fan will have the chance to win a Free 3-Month Subscription to SiriusXM Satelite Radio.

The Way You Wear Your Hat – Fans are encouraged to wear a Fedora to the park that evening, and those who do will be invited onto the field pre-game for a “team photo.”

Sing It Like Sinatra – Fans will be invited to sign up for pre-game Karaoke in Wine Drives & Short Hops. The two fans who sound the most like Frank will be chosen to the stadium in a Sinatra Ballpark Sing Along.

The game is also going to be televised on SNY, so if you cannot make it to the ballpark, catch the game on TV.


About Daniel S. Weiss

I have been an avid Cyclones fan since 2001. In December of 2013 I decided to launch my own blog "Brooklyn Baseball Banter" to cover the Brooklyn Cyclones.

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  1. […] Cyclones close out the 2 game homestand with a Jersday Thursday, as the 1st 3,000 fans into MCU Park will receive a pinstripe jersey, […]


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