Brooklyn Cyclones Players to Wear Puffy Shirts as Part of Seinfeld Night

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In a tribute to the greatest sitcom of all time, the Brooklyn Cyclones, AAA affiliate for the New York Mets, will host a “Salute to Seinfeld Night” in July. The event will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the NBC debut of the show on July 5, 1989.

Why the Cyclones? In one of a handful of fantastic baseball-related storylines on the show, Jerry befriends ex-Mets first baseman Keith Hernandez (“I’m not driving him to the airport!”). Hernandez hits on Elaine, draws the ire of Kramer, and defends himself against a spitting incident reminscent of JFK’s assassination (that’s funnier than it sounds).

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The Cyclones are not taking Seinfeld night lightly. Here’s what they’ve got planned for the big night:

—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 West 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.

-- “Low-Talking” PA Announcer.

-- 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.

Giddy up.