Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Opening Day Recap

Not a lot of time to write the last few days, with preparation for Opening Day going on. Lots of late nights, running around, deadlines, and more hard work in general than I like to do. But, the big day finally arrived on Tuesday, and went off without a hitch.

In fact (knock on wood, fingers crossed, and every other superstition partaken), it seemed to go more smoothly on the front office side than ever before. Maybe after seven-plus years, we're getting the hang of things!

The banners were hung, the fans filled the park, the players greeted the fans on the steps (in what has become a favorite KeySpan Park tradition), and the season got underway.

On the field, the Cyclones did what they normally on Opening Day, and beat the Staten Island Yankees. The Cyclones are 7-1 in home openers, and 4-1 against the Yankees in the first game of the season. On Tuesday, it was a 3-1 win for Brooklyn, thanks to outstanding pitching from our Pedro Martinez, Jimmy Johnson, Wendy Rosa, and Yury Santana, and timely hitting by Zach Lutz and John Servidio.

Off the field, it was more of the great entertainment that makes a night at KeySpan Park so unique and so much fun. Human bowling balls, dizzy bat races, giant seagulls, clowns, stilt walkers, face painters, jugglers, and so much more.

One game down, without a hitch. We're only going to keep getting better, so get your tickets today to make sure you join the party this summer!

-- Dave

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