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IN THE PEN: PAUL SEWALD

Paul Sewald, 22, was selected by the Mets in the 10th round of the 2012 MLB Draft as a senior out of the University of San Diego. His 18-year-old brother John went in the 34th round to the Orioles. While the two are separated by just enough age that they have never played together in a sanctioned game, Paul and John could potentially face each other somewhere down the line, as they pursue their dreams of playing in the majors.

PLAYOFF PRE-SALE FOR MINI PLANS STARTS FRIDAY

The calendar is closing in on September, and when you are talking about Brooklyn Cyclones baseball, that can only mean one thing…it’s playoff time! Once again, the Cyclones are in a prime position to make a run towards the New York-Penn League Championship and here is your chance to make sure you don’t miss any of the action.

CYCLONES TO WEAR SKYLINE JERSEY SATURDAY

On Saturday, August 25th the Cyclones will take on the Staten Island Yankees at MCU Park at 6:00 pm.  Brooklyn will be wearing special jerseys that will be raffled off throughout the game that will have a unique design featuring the one-of-a-kind Coney Island Skyline.

FORMER CYCLONE COLLIN MCHUGH TO MAKE MLB DEBUT

Former Cyclone Collin McHugh is scheduled to make his major-league debut for the New York Mets tomorrow, Thursday, August 23rd when the team takes on the Colorado Rockies at home. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 PM.  He will be the 37th former Cyclone to make it to the big leagues.

JERSDAY THURSDAY - AUGUST 23rd

Head to MCU Park on Thursday, August 23rd when the Cyclones turn back the clock for Jersday Thursday with the first 3,000 fans in attendance receiving a 1904-style Cyclones jersey courtesy of Municipal Credit Union.  Game time is 7:00 pm when Brooklyn takes on Tri-City in what could be a playoff preview.

SOLES 4 SOULS AT MCU PARK - AUGUST 23rd

As part of Giving Back Week, the Cyclones wil be collecting shoes at the ballpark on Thursday, August 23rd for the organization Soles4Souls.  Since 2005, Soles4Souls has distributed over 19 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes around the globe to those in need.

GIVING BACK WEEK AT MCU PARK

From August 21-23, the Brooklyn Cyclones will celebrate Giving Back Week at MCU Park. Their goal is to raise $15,000 for area charities during a three-game Cyclones homestand when the team takes on the Tri-City Valley Cats.  You can be a part of it by purchasing tickets - with $5 from every ticket sold going towards the cause - and through various other ballpark ininitiatives.  

BARK IN THE PARK -- AUGUST 22nd

When the Cyclones hold Bark in the Park Night on August 22nd, there will be one little puppy who knows his way around the ballpark better than most.  Boomer, a Havanese puppy just a few months old, is the latest adition to the family of Kevin Ponte, the Head Turf Manager at MCU Park.

PET FOOD DRIVE -- AUGUST 22nd

Wednesday, August 22 is Bark in the Park Night. Fans are asked to bring a can of dog and cat food to be donated to the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals – a coalition of more than 150 animal rescue groups and shelters working with Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C) to end the killing of healthy and treatable cats and dogs at AC&C shelters.

HEADING DOWN THE HOME STRETCH AT MCU PARK

The Cyclones will return to MCU Park on Thursday, August 30th for the final Jersday Thursday of the year.  Brooklyn will begin their push for the playoffs when they take on the Hudson Valley Renegades before welcoming the Staten Island Yankees on Friday and Sunday.

BOBBY PARNELL T-SHIRT JERSEY - AUGUST 21st

The Cyclones return to MCU Park on Tuesday, August 21st to take on the Tri-City Valley Cats in what could be a playoff preview.  The first 3,000 fans in attendance will receive a a Bobby Parnell T-Shirt Jersey courtesy of Caesars.

FOOD DRIVE - AUGUST 21st

The Cyclones will be holding a food drive on Tuesday, August 21, and ask that all who attend bring cans of non-perishable food to be donated to Reaching Out Community Services – a nonprofit, volunteer organization dedicated to the distribution of food and other basic items to needy families and individuals in the Brooklyn area since 1992.

BASEBALL CARD SETS ON-SALE NOW

It doesn't matter if you are a little leaguer or playing baseball professionally.  The day that you receive your baseball card is always a special day.  Find out what the 2012 Cyclones thought about their first baseball cards as a professional.

DOO WOP AT THE BALLPARK FRIDAY

Tickets are on sale now for our annual Doo Wop at the Ballpark concert on Friday, August 17th.  This year's show feature Kenny Vance and the Planotones and more!  Get your tickets now for this musical trip down memory lane.

STEFAN SABOL: RIGHT WHERE HE BELONGS

Stefan Sabol was drafted in the 17th round after his senior year of high-school and he wrestled with the decision to turn pro or attend college.  Two years later, Stefan finally has some closure because he is right where he belongs...Brooklyn!

FOUR CYCLONES NAMED TO ALL-STAR TEAM

The New York-Penn League has announced the rosters for the eighth annual New York-Penn League All-Star Game to be played at Mahoning Valley’s Eastwood Field on Tuesday, August 14th and once again the Cyclones are well represented on the National League affiliates roster.

BAT DAY SUNDAY FUNDAY -- AUGUST 12th

Sunday is Funday at MCU Park.  This Sunday, fans have the chance to head to the field pre-game for a special autograph session with Cyclones players, and then stick around post-game for Kid Run the Bases.  But that's not all.  The first 3,000 fans in attendance will receive a full-sized wooden bat that is PERFECT for autographs.  That's a Sunday full of excitement from beginning to end!

IN THE PEN: BECK WHEELER

Every week we will highlight a Cyclones hurler as part of our "In the Pen" series presented by PenFactory.com.  This week we focus on Beck Wheeler, who beat the odds to make it to Brooklyn and professional baseball.

CYCLONES CAP GIVEAWAY - AUGUST 11th

Head to MCU Park on Saturday, August 11th and the first 3,000 fans in attendance for the 6:00 pm game against the Vermont Lake Monsters will receive a Cyclones cap.  Then stick around post-game and enjoy a fireworks extravaganza.  Tickets start at just $9.

CYCLONES PLAYS OF THE WEEK

Here is a look at the best plays from the week that was for the Brooklyn Cyclones.  The team returns to MCU Park on Friday to open a three-game series against the Vermont Lake Monsters. 

PERFORMANCE T-SHIRT - AUGUST 10th

On Friday, August 10th the first 3,000 fans in attendance for the 7:00pm game against the Vermont Lake Monsters will receive a Cyclones performance t-shirt courtesy of Midwood Ambulance.  Then stick around after the game and enjoy the Coney Island Fireworks from the comfort of your seat in the ballpark.

FIREWORKS AT MCU PARK FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Kick your weekend off with a BANG at MCU Park on Friday and Saturday night with post-game fireworks.  Come see the Cyclones take on the Vermont Lake Monsters at 7:00 on Friday and 6:00 on Saturday as Brooklyn continues the push for the playoffs.  Tickets start at just $9.

CYCLONES LADIES CLINIC -- AUGUST 11th

Take HER out to the ballgame for the Ladies Clinic at MCU Park on Saturday, August 11th at MCU Park.  Learn the fundamentals of the game with an emphasis on FUN from the Cyclones players while enjoying a day at the ballpark.

CYCLONES MENS CAMP - AUGUST 12th

Here's your chance to take the field with the Brooklyn Cyclones and try your hand at what it is like being a professional baseball player.  Sign up for the 2012 Mens Camp on August 12th at MCU Park. 

BEACH BUM DANCE CLINIC -- AUGUST 11th

The Brooklyn Cyclones Beach Bums will hold their annual Dance Clinic at MCU Park on Saturday, August 11th.  The clinic, which is open to children 10 and older, costs just $25 and include two ticket that evening's game. 

AFTERNOON BASEBALL - AUGUST 6th

Who wants to go to work on Monday anyway?  Head to MCU Park on Monday, August 6th when the Cyclones take on the Auburn Doubledays at 11:00 AM.  Enjoy the sun and some great baseball action instead of sitting in traffic or on a crowded subway car. 

OLD TIME BASEBALL AT MCU PARK -- AUGUST 5th

Coming to the ballpark for Bat Day Sunday Funday on Sunday, August 5th?  Get here early for a chance to see a special exhibition game from the Atlantic Base Ball Club which plays using the same rules, equipment and uniforms as the Brooklyn Atlantics from 1864.  The exhibition will start promptly at 3:30 pm.

JOHAN SANTANA TO PITCH FOR CYCLONES SUNDAY

Mets pitcher Johan Santana will make a rehab start for the Cyclones on Sunday, August 5th as the team takes on the Auburn Doubledays at 5:00 PM.  Coincidentally, Santana pitched for Auburn early on in his career when they were an Astros affiliate in 1997 and 1998. 

DSNY SANDY BOBBLEHEAD -- AUGUST 4th

The Cyclones will celebrate Department of Sanitation Appreciation Night on Saturday, August 4th when they on the Auburn Doubledays at 6:00 PM.  The first 3,000 fans in attendance will receive a DSNY Sandy bobblehead courtesy of Municipal Credit Union.

IRISH HERITAGE NIGHT - AUGUST 2ND

Head to MCU Park on Thursday, August 2nd for Irish Heritage Night when the Cyclones take on the Connecticut Tigers at 7:00 pm.  The first 3,000 fans in attendance will receive a Cyclones Irish Jersey presented by Budweiser.  Tickets start at just $9 and are on-sale now!

ARE YOU THE NEXT MILLIONAIRE?

Do you have what it takes to be the next Millionaire?  Open auditions for "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" will take place on Thursday, August 2nd at MCU Park.  Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the audition test starts PROMPTLY at 6:00 PM.