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Coney Island Visit: Baseball, Boardwalk and Beer

MCU Park

MCU Park

Living social had a great deal to see Brooklyn’s own minor league baseball team, the Cyclones for $10. Since this game against the Aberdeen Ironbirds was the last available evening game of the season we decided to check it out. We arrived with plenty of time to spare so we checked out the food options. They have ballpark standards like Cracker Jacks, Hotdogs (Nathans) and stuff like burgers and chicken tenders. They also offer more unique options like Aracinis from Aracini Bros. There were some gluten free/vegan friendly options which we opted for I.e Nathan’s krinkle fries. Additionally we picked up a can of Angry Orchard cider. Apparently, they sometimes sell Red Bridge (gluten free beer) too. This was not one of those times however.

Krinkle Fries and Angry Orchard

Krinkle Fries and Angry Orchard

I felt like a rockstar when we got to our seats. The ticket attendant cleaned our seats with a towel before seating us. Arriving at 5, we were surprised at how empty it was. The game didn’t really start until 7 or so. As part of the pre-game however there was lots of entertainment including singers doing oldies and patriotic songs (military appreciation day), dancers and schwag giveaways. The Cyclones started off slow but eventually found their rhythm. The final score was a whopping 10-2. It was fun game, made better still by fireworks at the end. Unfortunately, it was a bit too late to make it out to Brighton when the game let out but it was a fun time still. If you have a chance to go, check out the Cyclones as they really make sure you get your money’s worth.

After the game we walked out onto a very, very long pier and got a glimpse of the full moon which looked very creepy. On the way back to the train we stopped by Coney Island main stay, Rudy’s (since 1934)for some mozzarella sticks. This was tasty with the only issue being they had no marinara sauce. My only recourse was once again BBQ sauce. It was a fun visit out to Coney – and it was great to see so much life out there. The rumors of Coney’s demise have been greatly exaggerated.

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