Aberdeen Ironbirds

The Cyclones begin their 1st of two 6-game homestands they will play this season. The series will be of great importance, as the team can make a difference in the McNamara Division, as they will take on the Aberdeen Ironbirds and Staten Island Yankees. The team will be giving out a jersey, bobblehad, host a viewing ceremony and more in this upcoming homestand.

Thursday, July 21st, 7:00 PM

RHP Harol Gonzalez (1-1, 2.62) vs RHP Lucas Humpal (0-0, 1.80)

July21JerseyThe Cyclones open the series against Ironbirds with Irish Night, which means everyone’s favorite Leprechaun, Scotty, will be there. Make sure to read last year’s exclusive interview with Scotty the Leprechaun.

It is also Jersday Thursday at MCU Park, so line up early for Irish Jerseys. This year, the Brooklyn Cyclones will be giving out Shamrock Hockey Jerseys. Be in line early, as on the 1st 2,500 fans will get these.

13754667_10153778342542717_3074172505575523746_nThe team will be wearing special Irish Heritage Hats, which will be available for purchase from the Brooklyn Cyclones team store beginning on Thursday. Hats will cost $37.99.

Donnie Wahlberg will be at the ballpark, as he will make his appearance, which was postponed from last Friday. If you have not redeemed your Wahlberg Bobblehead Vouchers, make sure to do so.

The Gates of MCU Park will open at 5:15 for Season Ticket Holders and 5:30 for everyone else. Arrive early, as Irish Night generally attracts very long lines.

Friday, July 22nd, 7:00 PM

RHP Merandy Gonzalez (2-1, 3.62) vs RHP Cody Sedlock (0-0, 1.50)

Hands HighThe Cyclones are expected to host Jimmy Fallon Night, but it might change. Should they host it, they will be giving out Cyclones t-shirts presented by Hands High.

The team will also be wearing special Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Jerseys. Fans can either purchase these in the store, or they can purchase the special Jimmy Fallon Sleepover Package through the ticketing department.

Season Ticket Holders can add the jersey & sleepover on by calling their account executive.


Jimmy Fallon JerseyJeff Reynolds, who was a Cyclone in 2012, along with his newborn son will be raising funds to find a cure for Pearson Syndrome. The Champ Foundation will have a table on the concourse to chat with Jeff, make a donation, or purchase 50/50 raffle tickets.

The Gates of MCU Park will open at 5:15 for Season Ticket Holders and 5:30 for everyone else. Following the game will be the famous Coney Island Fireworks.

Saturday, July 23rd, 6:00 PM

RHP Justin Dunn (1-0, 1.50) vs LHP Alex Wells (3-2, 1.77)

13305054_10153674107152717_2612646934836159622_oGet your Star Wars gear out, as it will be Star Wars Night at MCU Park. In honor of Star Wars Night, the team will be giving out Glow in the Dark Hats with a lightsaber on it. Only the 1st 2,000 fans will get hats, so be there early.

It is also DSNY Appreciation Night at MCU Park to honor our city’s strongest.

Following the game will be a post-game fireworks show from the outfield. The Gates of MCU Park will open at 4:15 for Season Ticket Holders and 4:30 for everyone else.

Staten Island Yankees

Sunday, July 24th, 4:00 PM

LHP Thomas Szapucki (1st Start) vs RHP Simon De La Rosa (3-1, 3.58)

HOFCelebration_WebThe team will be playing a 3-game series against the Staten Island Yankees that, for the 1st time ever, will not require the teams to bounce back and forth between MCU Park and RCB Park.

While many will make the trip to Cooperstown to see Mike Piazza become the 2nd member of the New York Mets to be inducted in the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Brooklyn Cyclones fans can enjoy the ceremony and festivities by watching it on the videoboard of MCU Park, as it will be Hall of Fame Day, presented by MLB Network.

PiazzaJerseyAt 1:00 PM, the gates will open to all fans. The team will have $1 Hot Dogs until 2:00 PM. The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will begin at 1:40 PM.

At 2:30 the Atlantics Base Ball Club will put on a vintage baseball exhibition on the field, showing how the game of baseball has evolved over the years.

At 3:15 PM, fans can take the field for pre-game catch, so bring your gloves.

31 TeeIf you purchased the Mike Piazza Package, you will get a Piazza t-shirt and HR Bobble-Apple with 31 on it for Mike Piazza. The package is only available to those who purchased it.

13256185_10153645389772717_6620173343409817717_nDuring the game, the Cyclones will be wearing special Piazza-era Black & Blue Jerseys and Cap. The jerseys will be raffled off after the game. Fans can purchase the jersey and cap in the team store.

Following the game, Kids can Run the Bases.

Monday, July 25th, 7:00 PM

RHP Erik Manoah (3-1, 4.75) vs RHP Jonathan Padilla (1-1, 3.50)

iPhone SpeakerAfter Sunday’s craziness, things will be a little quieter at MCU Park. Then again, it is Portable iPod Speaker giveaway night, so it might not be that quiet. Only the 1st 2,000 fans into MCU Park will get these, so arrive early.

The Gates of MCU Park will open at 5:15 for Season Ticket Holders and 5:30 for everyone else.

The game is presented by HealthFirst. Following the game, everyone can run the bases.


Tuesday, July 26th, 7:00 PM 5:30 PM DOUBLEHEADER

GAME 1: RHP Erik Manoah (3-1, 4.75) vs RHP Jonathan Padilla (1-1, 3.50)

GAME 2: RHP Gabriel Llanes (1-4, 3.38) vs RHP Taylor Widener (2-0, 0.00)

Fonzie copyThe Cyclones close out the homestand with 50’s Night – Happy Days. In honor of Happy Days, the team will be giving out Bobbleheads of Brooklyn Cyclones Bench Coach, Edgardo Alfonzo, as “Fonzie” from Happy Days.

Only the 1st 2,000 fans will get the bobbleheads, so be there when the of MCU Park at 5:00 with First Pitch 5:30 PM.

The game is present by NYU Lutheran. Following the game will be another Tuesday Night Fireworks show from the outfield of MCU Park.

Those with tickets for Monday’s cancelled game can exchange them at the MCU Park Box Office for Tuesday’s game, or any game during the 2016 season, based on availability.




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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