Travel back to 1913 with $1.50 Cyclones box seats

The way we was

The way we was

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.

To celebrate the buried ballpark, the Cyclones will be selling box seats for just $.150, on Tuesday, the same price they were back when the Dodgers played here 100 years ago. Yes, back when Ebbets Field stood, a nickel could get you a steak and kidney pie, a cup of coffee, a slice of cheesecake and a newsreel, with enough change left over to ride the trolley from Battery Park to the Polo Grounds. So of course box seats were a ridiculous $1.50. We mean, that probably felt like a lot of money back then. But now, thanks to inflation and other uh, economic, uh, things it’s not so much. Thanks, Obama.

Making this an even better ticket is that the Cyclones will be wearing throwback 1913 jerseys (which the first 3,000 people to show up will also get), megaphone crooners barkers will replace the public address announcer and all the music at the stadium will be organ music. So it’s basically hipster night all over again, but your ridiculous mustache will fit in even more. ZING! We’ve said it before, but we love the freaking Cyclones, so can be sure we’re going to try to snap up some of these tickets when they go on sale Tuesday at 10am.

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