Celebrate Seinfeld's 25th anniversary with the Brooklyn Cyclones on July 5
The city's minor-league team offers a bounty of Seinfeldian delights, from puffy shirts to low-talking PA announcers. What is the deal with that?
Thu Apr 17 2014
Here's something that threatens to bury staid old "Bat Day" forever—this summer, Mets affiliate team the Brooklyn Cyclones will be hosting a game to honor the 25th anniversary of Seinfeld. The plans, which take over not just the stadium but portions of the game, are much more than meh:
The first 2,500 entrants will receive a Keith Hernandez "Magic Loogie" bobblehead doll.
MCU Park will be renamed "Vandelay Industries Park" for the evening, in honor of the fictional company George created to help get him a job somewhere else, and anyone with a business card indicating they sell latex will receive free admission.
There will be a "low-talking" PA announcer. (We have no idea how this would last any longer than 30 seconds without being incredibly painful—mumble mumble second base—so let's hope it lasts 30 seconds.)
Contests include cereal-eating and games of Risk.
Anyone named George Costanza will be allowed to be a color analyst for an inning.
And, the clincher: The players will have to wear puffy shirts during batting practice.
Okay, so maybe it's a little overstuffed: Who needs to yell "no soup for you" when an opposing batter strikes out? And who cares if the foul poles are called Festivus poles? In any case, it incorporates the kind of goofiness that makes minor-league games fun and adds a New York twist that'll make heading out to Coney worthwhile.
The team also has a call out to Seinfeld himself, hoping he'll show up—he lives not far off, after all—but no promises there. It's going to be a popular night at the ballpark, though, so buy tickets when they go on sale May 10.
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