The Brooklyn Cyclones, a Single-A Mets farm club and the first pro baseball team in Brooklyn since the Dodgers left, will host what will become the most popular minor league promotion in the borough’s history when they become the “Baracklyn” Cyclones for one night in June. Here’s just part of what the club is offering:
-Alternate red, white, and blue jerseys adorned with the team’s new name
-FREE Barack Obama bobbleheads to the first 2,500 fans in attendance, featuring the President in a Baracklyn Cyclones Jersey
-The Economic Stimulus Package: From 10am on January 20th – Inauguration Day – to midnight on January 23rd, ticket prices for the June 23rd game will be “rolled back” to the Cyclones’ inaugural 2001 season rates: $10 Field Box Seats, $8 Box Seats, $5 Bleacher Seats. Beginning January 24th, tickets will be priced at the regular 2009 rates ($15, $12, $8)
-Universal Health Care: Free Band-Aids to the first 1,000 fans
I can’t even begin to describe the extent to which this is a wet dream for every set of parents in gentrified Brooklyn. There are two staples of Brooklyn fashion: hooded sweatshirts that say “Brooklyn” (I own at least twelve), and anything with the word “Obama” on it. They could sell those jerseys for $1000 apiece and they’d still sell out in 40 seconds.