I watched the Brooklyn Cyclones and Staten Island Yankees play one of the worst games of professional baseball that I have ever seen last night.
The two teams combined for 10 errors, and the Cyclones gave up 14 runs (though only three were counted as earned runs.)
As unlikely as it seemed last night, the two teams are battling for a playoff spot in the New York-Penn League. Here’s hoping the ugly game was an aberration for Brooklyn.
On the bright side, I got five players to sign their cards in my Brooklyn Cyclones team set including prospects Amed Rosario and Jhoan Urena.
The Cyclones will be giving out a sheet of retro baseball cards featuring the team’s All-Stars on Sunday, sponsored by the Daily News. I’m thinking about going to get them and try to get more of my team set signed.
For a full rundown of what’s going on at MCU Park this weekend, check out Brooklyn Baseball Banter.
Last week, I got to check out the Brooklyn Cyclones and Staten Island Yankees. (I like to go to at least one Cyclones game every year, and I’ve added the Staten Island Yankees to the list because I really enjoy their ballpark.)
For Thursday’s hockey night jersey giveaway in Brooklyn, I arrived almost two hours before the gates opened, and there were already a dozen or so folks lined up. By the time my friend joined me, the line stretched back to the ticket windows and it looped around into a giant snake by the time the ballpark opened for all fans at 5:30 p.m.
I was impressed with the organization of the crowd, but most appeared to be Cyclones’ regulars who come to all of the team’s weekly jersey giveaways. Fans had the option of paying $3 to trade the size XL jersey they were handed at the gate for a size XXL one at a table inside if they chose. (I’m not sure if folks who would have preferred a smaller jersey were also accommodated.)
Unfortunately, I timed my trip badly in another respect – I missed seeing 2014 New York Mets first round draft pick Michael Conforto make his professional debut by two days. ( He was still in California for an awards show when I went.)
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