Summer and baseball. They go together like, well, summer and baseball. Of course, because one of New York’s teams is pure evil and the other is drowning in an ocean of debt, it can be expensive to go and enjoy a game. That is, unless you want to head down to Coney Island and watch the Cyclones. Which you should. So good thing tickets for their games go on sale next week, huh? (more…)
Let’s take a break from being terrorized for a moment to think happy thoughts about the summer. Cotton candy, hot dogs, riding thrill rides, doing your best not to throw up in a nearby garbage can after you’ve done those three things in that order. Sadly, the costs for all that fun can add up. But what if there was a way to take a chunk out of that cost? Oh, look at that, there is. Plus, it comes with a free ride on the Cyclone. (more…)
Whose fault was it that the Dodgers packed up and moved to LA? Walter O’Malley? Robert Moses? The mysterious higher powers behind all of baseball itself, cognizant of the fact that the West Coast needed baseball and the world needed the Mets? Well, we could argue about it all day. But we’d rather not. Instead we’ll happily take advantage of some nostalgia surrounding Ebbets Field’s 100th birthday, and you can to, because the Cyclones are selling ludicrously cheap tickets to mark the occasion. (more…)
Today’s sunshine may be acting like a tease, but the words we tell ourselves to get through winter are truer than ever in this last week of February: it’s almost over. So with spring and summer just around the corner, it’s about time to start thinking of things like the beach, outdoor music festivals and baseball. Specifically, our hometown Cyclones, who defend Brooklyn’s Single-A pride capably every season. They’re also great neighbors, as evidenced by their Meaningful Mondays promotion, that will give money to a different community impacted by Sandy every night one is held. (more…)
The story of Manti Te’o and his fake dead girlfriend is one of endless twists and endless delights. Did he know? Was he just a sucker? How did so many people not realize his girlfriend wasn’t real? Now, adding to the snickering surrounding the story, the Brooklyn Cyclones are holding their own Manti Te’o-themed night this summer, “Fictitious Friday“ this summer, on June 21.
Not only is Who Wants to be a Millionaire still on the air (who knew?) but it is holding auditions right in our own backyard this week! The 13-year-old quiz show will be at the Brooklyn Cyclones stadium in Coney Island on Thursday. Auditions consist of a timed multiple choice test for the first 2,500 ticket holders; if you pass, you go on to a short one-on-one interview with a producer from the show. Gates open at 5:30pm, the test begins at 6pm, and the game follows at 7pm. Call a friend, maybe?
Tonight is “Williamsburg Night” at the Brooklyn Cyclones stadium (which is just a slightly nicer way of saying “Hipster Night” of course): special deals for anyone with beards, a skinny jeans run-the-bases thing and skeeball machines from the folks at Full Circle Bar. If this level of pandering is not quite your speed, check out saturday’s promotion for a celebration of another much-beloved and feared creature: dinosaurs! The minor league park is hosting life-size animatronic dinosaurs from the brand-new Field Station: Dinosaurs in Seacaucus, NJ. A T-rex is even supposed to throw out the first pitch. They’re calling it Jurassic (ball) Park, obvs. (more…)
We tell people all the time that NYC is a great place to live even when you’re broke, and never is that truer than in the summer, when the city splits open at the seams and releases everyone into the wide open. The almost nightly barrage of free movies, free concerts, cheap drinking spots and no-cost revelry makes you drunk on the idea that this is indeed the best city in the world, even if you don’t have a dime. And there’s seemingly more every year. Here, in honor of today’s high temp, our top 88 reasons why summer belongs to brokesters: (more…)
Looks like a good time, from our bromies over at Full Circle. For more, see Brooklynauts.
Lay off criticizing all those beards and skinny jeans for a minute: turns out they’re finally good for something. In a feat of delicious pandering and semi-clever marketing, the Brooklyn Cyclones are holding a “Williamsburg night” at the Coney Island stadium July 5, which, of course, means skinny jeans and beards get the royal treatment. Bearded fans will get various discounts on food and drinks at the ballpark, and anyone in skinny jeans gets to run the bases (an honor usually reserved for 8-year-olds). And if you’re intense enough to have a Cyclones tattoo, you’ll also get a customized jersey. Plus, there will be Skee-Ball tournament from our friends at Full Circle Bar and some as-yet-unidentified “Williamsburg music and art.” While we take exception with the idea that all people with beards and skinny jeans live in Williamsburg, we did ask spokesman Billy Harner if only dudes qualify for the beard discount.
“Obviously, we expect most of our bearded fans to be men,” he said. “But it is Coney Island after all, and the bearded lady has been part of the Coney Island side shows for decades, so all are welcome.” (more…)
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