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Brooklyn Cyclones & Staten Island Yankees plan interesting promotions for 2014

Ticket windows at Richmond County Bank Ballpark in Staten Island (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)
Ticket windows at Richmond County Bank Ballpark in Staten Island (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)

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.)

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Hideki Matsui to sign autographs for Staten Island Yankees fans on April 12

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The Staten Island Yankees want you to come out and buy tickets on Saturday, April 12th.

From 10 a.m. – noon, former Yomiuri Giants star (and 2009 World Series MVP for the New York Yankees) Hideki Matsui will sign free autographs for fans who purchase tickets to any Staten Island Yankees game in 2014.

The concession stands will have snacks for sale at a discounted price, and the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights will play the Wagner College SeaHawks at 1 p.m.

The ticket office will open at 9 a.m.

(via PinstripedProspects.com)

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Staten Island Yankees hope for record-setting season

Ticket windows at Richmond County Bank Ballpark in Staten Island (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)
Ticket windows at Richmond County Bank Ballpark in Staten Island (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)

The Staten Island Advance published an article about the Staten Island Yankees’ plans to bring fans out to the ballpark for their 15th anniversary season.

“We are dedicated to affordable family fun and entertainment,” Staten Island Yankee CEO Steven Violetta told reporter Tom Wrobleski. “People are going to see a different product this year.”

On opening night, Friday, June 13th, the Staten Island Yankees will attempt to set a world record for most people wearing fake mustaches in one place. They will hand out fake mustaches in an attempt to top the current mark of 2,700. Other world record attempts are planned throughout the season.

There will be a number of other promotions, too, according to the article. One which will undoubtedly appeal to some of you more than me is the June 18th “Salute to Bacon.”

This year’s Staten Island Yankees team will be managed by Mario Garza, with Tim Norton serving as pitching coach and Ty Hawkins as the hitting coach.

I haven’t made it to Brooklyn or Staten Island since the end of the 2012 season. Maybe that will change this year, though I’m not in a position to make plans for the summer at the moment.

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Yankees GM won’t rule out Staten Island rehab for A-Rod

 

Alex Rodriguez (Photo credit: Keith Allison)
Alex Rodriguez (Photo credit: Keith Allison)

Speaking of Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman expects his third baseman to spend the full 20 days allowed for a minor league rehabilitation assignment before returning to the major leagues.

But just because he’s not going to be back in the Bronx for another couple of weeks, it doesn’t mean A-Rod couldn’t find his way back to New York sooner.

Dean Balsamini of the Staten Island Advance writes:

Asked if A-Rod could see some action with the Staten Island Yankees, Cashman told beat reporters Thursday morning that it was a possibility, but nothing was definite.

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Brooklyn Cyclones & Staten Island Yankees to open season on June 17th

The Staten Island Yankees will host the Brooklyn Cyclones on Monday, June 17th at 7 p.m. to open the 2013 season. The Cyclones’ home opener comes one day later, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18th.

Ticket windows at Richmond County Bank Ballpark in Staten Island (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)
Ticket windows at Richmond County Bank Ballpark in Staten Island (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)

The standard game times for Brooklyn will be 7 p.m. on weeknights, 6 p.m. on Saturdays and 5 p.m. on Sundays. Staten Island will play most home games at 7 p.m., with Sunday games starting at 4 p.m. Both teams will hold a handful of midweek “camp days” with 11 a.m. start times. Full schedules for the Cyclones and S.I. Yankees are posted on the teams’ websites.

Check the Brooklyn Cyclones and Staten Island Yankees websites for information about 2013 ticket sales and promotional schedules when they are released.

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