Tonight, the Brooklyn Cyclones take the field at Keyspan Park for their home opener in the New York-Penn League. The Cyclones (2-2) started the season on Friday night, playing the Williamsport Crosscutters. Tonight, they play the Hudson Valley Renegades. Can you tell that Gothamist can't get enough of these minor league team names?
This is the fourth season for the Cyclones, who are a Class A minor league affiliate of the Mets. Players on the team are excited about taking the field at home and playing in front of an expected crowd of more than 8000 people. Newsday reported that there were standing room only tickets available as of yesterday afternoon and the Cyclones' website says they hold 150-200 general admission tickets for day of sales. The Cyclones' roster, which includes a lot of players born in the 80's, also has Bronx-native, Travis Garcia, the starting 3rd basemen for the Cyclones. Garcia is still looking for his first hit of the season.
The Staten Island Yankees - trading on the name of their big-league affiliate - had their home opener last night, losing to those pesky Crosscutters of Williamsport.
For Cyclones ticket information, check here and for Staten Island Yankee ticket info, check out their site. If you're really dedicated, you can purchase Sandy (pictured above), the mascot of the Brooklyn Cyclones in their store.
Keyspan just had a bunch of Phishheads in the park, and we hear that the smoke is still clearing.