Thursday, May 8, 2008

Road Trip

On Tuesday night, the Cyclones staff took a road trip to see the Reading Phillies host the Binghamton Mets. We wanted to check out Reading's gameday operation, and see some of their entertainment. It's always cool for us to go to another ballpark and see how another team does things. Sometimes it sparks some new ideas, sometimes we see what we can do better, and sometimes we see that we're pretty happy with the way things go at KeySpan Park.

In addition, this was a chance for us to see a bunch of former Cyclones who are now playing for the B-Mets. 15 total players on the Binghamton roster previously spent time in Brooklyn, including Ambiorix Concepcion, Caleb Stewart, Eddie Kunz, Jake Ruckle, and Joe Hietpas. It's always great to watch former players make their way through the organization, and to be able to say we saw them first. That's part of the fun of being a Cyclones fan (or working for the team).

But I digress. Back to the promotions in Reading (which, by the way, is pronounced "REDDING," contrary to the way most of us used to say it when we played Monopoly...makes the Reading Reading Program kind of confusing, I'd think, but whatever...digressing again). Very different atmosphere and crowd (but isn't everyplace, compared to Brooklyn?). Lots of fun and funny video clips, some zany (some might say "crazy," but no one from Brooklyn probably would) characters, and an overall nice vibe.

After 6 hours in a van there and back (thank God for Tom-Tom, even though we still managed to get "sidetracked" a few times), I think we got a good sense of a few things we can improve on, and a few things we're pretty proud to say we do quite well.

And more importantly, we all made it back in one piece, and are all still talking to each other the next day! It's all starting to gel!!!

-- Dave


Anonymous said...

Hey Dave! how about orgainizing day road trips for FANS?

Anonymous said...

Hey Dave! How about organized day road trips for fans? We could watch the Cyclones play games while they are on the road! How much fun would that be!