Sometimes in life you come across something so magical, so wonderful, so amazing that you have to stop and thank which ever God or deity you pray to that you live in the world we live in.
The Brooklyn Cyclones a short season A-ball team of the New York Mets has provided us with one of those moments.
On July 5, 1989, the “Seinfeld Chronicles” aired on NBC for the first time and 25 years later, the Cyclones will celebrate the “show about nothing” that has left an indellible mark on popular culture. The first 2,500 fans in attendance will receive a Keith Hernandez “Magic Loogie” Bobblehead. In addition, there will be non-stop Seinfeld themed entertainment from beginning to end. Yada yada yada…you’ll have an awesome night.
Here’s a look at some of the things we have in store for the evening:
MCU Park will known as Vandelay Industries Park for one night only.
Mailmen in uniform get to throw out a ceremonial first pitch (“Hello Newman!”)
Anyone who has a business card indicating that they are in fact a “Latex Salesman” will also receive a free ticket to the game. If we call the number and it’s some apartment on the Upper East Side, you won’t qualify for the freebie.
Fans can visit the information table for an “airing of grievances.”
Closest to the pin / whale’s blow hole competition (“Is that a Titleist?”)
The foul poles will be known as Festivus Poles.
Elaine Dancing Contest
Everyone Runs the Bases Post-game…but anyone named Jerry gets a head start (Take that Duncan Meyer).
Game of “Risk” on the Concourse
Cereal eating contests
Anyone named George Costanza will be allowed to join our radio broadcast as a color analyst for an inning
Players in puffy shirts for batting practice.
The options for in-game entertainment are endless and are sure to change between now and game day. From “No Soup for You” after a visiting player strikes out, who knows, maybe the staff will even dress in velvet from head to toe.
Be sure to get your tickets early, as this night is surely to be one of the most popular of the 2014 season. Single game tickets will go on sale Saturday, May 10th at 10 AM. But if you follow the Cyclones on Facebook or Twitter, you will get access to a special pre-sale before the general public. For more information please call us at 718-37-BKLYN.
The Keith Hernandez episode of Seinfeld is one of the greatest pieces of television history. Nobody can deny it and if they do, well then they are just flat out insane.
I love the fact that MCU Park is gonna be called Vandelay Industries Park for the night and that the foul poles are going to be known as Festivus poles.
I also might legally change my name to George Costanza so I can be on the radio broadcast for an inning.
This idea is so great that everyone who loves Keith or Seinfeld or both has to attend. I can guarantee you that I will be there to enjoy this amazing night.
Of course the one drawback to this night was pointed out by my good friend @_mistermet on twitter.
I hope a crucial Keith Hernandez error doesn’t cost the Cyclones the game that night.
— mistermet (@_mistermet) April 15, 2014