The Brooklyn Cyclones & Staten Island Yankees Make The Playoffs

The Brooklyn Cyclones & Staten Island Yankees Make The Playoffs

Post by DarrinT » Wed, 05 Sep 2001 14:37:31


That NYC magic just keeps on keeping: eheheh

NY1 NEWS
September 3, 2001

More than 1,000 fans lined up at Coney Islands new Keyspan Park Sunday to
wait overnight for playoff tickets for their Brooklyn Cyclones.

The minor league team is the first professional baseball team from the borough
to make the playoffs since the Brooklyn Dodgers lost the 1956 World Series to
the Yankees.

Fans were lined up since 7 p.m. Sunday to buy home-game tickets Monday morning
for the New York-Penn League playoffs, which start Thursday.

The Mets-affiliated team will face their cross-harbor rivals, the Staten Island
Yankees, in a best-of-three matchup - the fifth ferry series between the
Class A teams in the Cyclones inaugural season.

Tickets are the same price as during the regular season - from $5 to $10.
Theyre only on sale at the Keyspan Park box office.

 
 
 

The Brooklyn Cyclones & Staten Island Yankees Make The Playoffs

Post by Douglas T. (Do » Thu, 06 Sep 2001 03:59:04



Quote:
> That NYC magic just keeps on keeping: eheheh

> NY1 NEWS
> September 3, 2001

> More than 1,000 fans lined up at Coney Islands new Keyspan Park Sunday to
> wait overnight for playoff tickets for their Brooklyn Cyclones.

> The minor league team is the first professional baseball team from the borough
> to make the playoffs since the Brooklyn Dodgers lost the 1956 World Series to
> the Yankees.

> Fans were lined up since 7 p.m. Sunday to buy home-game tickets Monday morning
> for the New York-Penn League playoffs, which start Thursday.

> The Mets-affiliated team will face their cross-harbor rivals, the Staten Island
> Yankees, in a best-of-three matchup - the fifth ferry series between the
> Class A teams in the Cyclones inaugural season.

The Vermont Expos -- the only professional baseball team within 90
minutes of where I live (two hours, if you don't count Montreal ;-)) --
are in the same Short-Season A-League (the NY-Penn League) as Coney
Island and Brooklyn.  Vermont's team wasn't very good this year, but
I still listen to them on AM radio.  The broadcasters may have been
trying to make excuses for yet another Expos loss, but they mentioned
that Staten Island and Brooklyn had *brought down ringers* from AA in
order to win their short-season-A titles.

Doug
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The Brooklyn Cyclones & Staten Island Yankees Make The Playoffs

Post by Gary S. Simo » Thu, 06 Sep 2001 21:35:04



Quote:
> The Vermont Expos -- the only professional baseball team within 90
> minutes of where I live (two hours, if you don't count Montreal ;-)) --
> are in the same Short-Season A-League (the NY-Penn League) as Coney
> Island and Brooklyn.  Vermont's team wasn't very good this year, but
> I still listen to them on AM radio.  The broadcasters may have been
> trying to make excuses for yet another Expos loss, but they mentioned
> that Staten Island and Brooklyn had *brought down ringers* from AA in
> order to win their short-season-A titles.

   I wouldn't be at all surprised, given the politics involved.

   Many believe that the public participation in the construction of
minor league stadia for the Yankees' and Mets' minor league teams was
intended to set the stage for public financing of new stadia for the
major league clubs.

   Winning teams in Staten Island and Brooklyn has translated into
great press and full parks.  Good news for the major league owners,
waiting their next turn at the public trough.