Photos from Sunday’s Brooklyn Cyclones game in Staten Island
I went to my first game at Richmond County Bank Ballpark, home of the Staten Island Yankees, on Sunday. I had fun, but in the future I think I’ll remember to eat before the game or wait to get something afterward.
It was easier to get autographs from the Cyclones in Staten Island than it is in Brooklyn, mainly because there are fewer people asking the road team. About 15 players and coaches signed cards for me, including the Mets’ top overall pick in 2011 Brandon Nimmo and 2012 first round selection Kevin Plawecki. Maybe in four or five years, we’ll see a few of the guys on this year’s Cyclones team at Citi Field.
The game was something of a disaster. Cyclones starter Julian Hilario couldn’t retire a single batter – the only out he was credited with came as a result of overly-aggressive baserunning by one of the Staten Island players. Brooklyn trailed 7-0 after one inning and never recovered. The only highlight was when Nimmo hit a two-run homer to prevent a shutout. The final score was 12-2.
I took the Staten Island Ferry out to the game, which was a fun experience in itself.
Here are some more photos:
Posted on August 26, 2012, in Autographs, Baseball, Brooklyn Cyclones, Staten Island Yankees and tagged Baseball, Brandon Nimmo, Brooklyn Cyclones, Staten Island Yankees. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.