The New York – Penn League season begins next week, with the Staten Island Yankees hosting the Brooklyn Cyclones at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 13th.
The Staten Island Yankees have a much more ambitious promotional schedule in 2014 than they have in recent years. Among the highlights: a live performance by pop singer Tiffany on a 1980s themed night on Thursday, June 19th, an “Everyday Heroes” jersey giveaway series, and a variety of specialty food nights.
Not to be outdone, the Brooklyn Cyclones have several jersey and bobblehead giveaways, as well as a number of All-Star themed promotions. (Brooklyn will host the New York – Penn League All-Star Game on Tuesday, August 19th.)
However, one of the Cyclones’ more unique promotional efforts isn’t tied to a specific game. Instead, fans are invited to create their own virtual baseball card at www.brooklyncyclonesbaseballcard.com and encourage their friends and acquaintances to share those “cards” via various social media channels. The most-shared virtual baseball card will be included in this year’s real Brooklyn Cyclones baseball card team set. (For more information, see the Brooklyn Cyclones’ website.)
I hope to get out to see each team at least once (and for the Staten Island Yankees, I’d sure like for it to be on 1980s night.)