As promised back in January, the Brooklyn Cyclones of Coney Island renamed themselves the "Baracklyn" Cyclones last night to honor the 44th President "with a night of patriotic partying at the ballpark." According to the AP, the line to get in stretched for two long blocks down Surf Avenue, with the first 2,500 fans receiving a free Obama bobblehead. Anyone who proved he or she was named Barack got in for free, anyone named McCain or Palin received free bleacher seats, and plumbers named Joe got two free tickets, har. (Like we said, this was announced back in January.)
A Cyclones spokesman says there was actually one plumber named Joe, and a Barak Zahavy in the sold-out crowd of 8,760. (The AP photographer also captured a 3-year-old boy identified as "Barak Landis," who was presumably too cute to charge, despite the inaccurate spelling.) The Cyclones even hired an Obama look-alike, who threw out the first pitch along with the actual Obama Girl, Amber Lee Ettinger (NSFW?). The team then proceeded to defeat the Hudson Valley Renegades 7-3, as 2,500 people made us insanely jealous of their bobble heads.