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brooklyn cyclones

MCU Park
1904 Surf Ave.
August 9-14, $10-$17

The Brooklyn Cyclones are having a tough season, hovering around the .500 mark, but they’re still only four and a half games out of first place, even in the midst of a three-game losing streak. The team returns to Coney Island on August 9 to kick off a six-game homestand, with three matches against the lowly Vermont Lake Monsters, followed by three versus the West Virginia Black Bears. To help lure in fans, all six games will feature special giveaways and appearances. August 9 is Joe Torre Safe at Home Night, with the first 2,000 fans receiving a Joe Torre Brooklyn Cadets Bobblehead, a live appearance by the former Mets and Yankees manager, pregame celebrity softball (with John Starks, John Wallace, Nelson Figueroa, Rosanna Scotto, Greg Kelly, and members of the DSNY, NYPD, and FDNY) and postgame fireworks. August 10 is 90s Night, celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of The Ren & Stimpy Show, with a Jersey off the Back Raffle, and, after the game, everyone gets to run around the bases. On August 11, Jesse Orosco will be part of a tribute to the 1986 World Champion Mets, with the first 2,500 ticket holders receiving a 1986 Mets jersey. On August 12, the Black Bears come in for Military Appreciation Night and the thirtieth anniversary of Top Gun, with postgame fireworks and an aviator sunglasses giveaway. August 13 is Augtoberfest, featuring fireworks and a stein mug giveaway. Finally, there’s a lot going on for Sunday’s match-up (all tickets are only ten bucks), including a Cyclones T-shirt giveaway (to the first 1,500 fans), Bark in the Park (yes, you can bring your dog and join a pregame parade or adopt a pet there), a pregame catch on the field, and a postgame run around the bases for kids.

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