June 28 – July 5, 2008: Vol. 31, No. 26
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Eye of the Storm: The World’s Best Coverage of the Brooklyn Cyclones

Thursday, July 10, 2008

City: Cyclones are hitting foul balls

Cyclones: The Brooklyn Cyclones owe the city $129,692 in back taxes and fees, according to a city audit. Comment.

Cyclones sputtering along

Cyclones: The 11–11 Cyclones can’t seem to get on a roll. For every heroic, come-from-behind win this season, there seems to be a blown save or a seven-walk inning to bring the Brooks back to earth. Here are all the game summaries since our last edition. Comment.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Bases on bawls! Walks undo Cyclones in day game disaster

Cyclones: As Frankie Frisch used to say, “Oh, those bases on balls!” — and he’d be rolling in his grave if he heard that Cyclone pitchers walked seven batters in a row in the fifth inning en route to a horrifying, depressing, demoralizing day-game loss on Monday. Comment.

Two out of three ain’t bad; Cyclones on a roll

Cyclones: The mediocre Cyclones headed into the July 4 weekend in third place and ended it in second, behind the surging (and hated) Staten Island Yankees. Here’s how the action played out. Comment.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Cyclones Go to Church

Cyclones: Brooklyn truly became the “Borough of Church’s” when rehabbing Met star Ryan Church joined the Cyclones on June 26 and 27. Comment.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Holt tosses no hitter (through five)!

Cyclones: Brad Holt threw a no hitter in his Keyspan Park debut on June 26. Comment.

Cyclones fall again

Cyclones: The pesky Hudson Valley Renegades get two runs — one too many for punchless Brooklyn. Comment.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow

Play’s the Thing: The Bard of Brooklyn Baseball continues his look at the 2008 Cyclones by deconstructing the pitching staff. Comment.

Thrilling Monday night at Keyspan

Cyclones: The Cyclones snatched a victory from the jaws of yet another disappointing defeat on Monday night, thanks to Ike Davis’s walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth that sent the Hudson Valley Renegades home muttering what might have been. Comment.

Monday, June 30, 2008

A lost weekend

Cyclones: It could have been the best of times — the surging Cyclones got into sole possession of first place with a win on Friday night — but it ended up as the worst of times, with back-to-back defeats at home to send the mini-Mets back to third place, just one-half game ahead of the hated Staten Island Yankees. Comment.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Keyspan is electric

Cyclones: TV star Bradley Whitford and his family were in the west wing of Keyspan Park on Monday night watching his beloved Cyclones fall 3–2 to the Renegades. Comment.

Mixed week for Clones

Cyclones: You win some, you lose some — and in this up and down week, the Cyclones lost four and won only two, bringing their record to a mediocre 4–4. And it had started so promisingly, with two resounding wins over the hated Staten Island Yankees. Well, as we say in Brooklyn, “Wait ’til next week!” Comment.

Lefty-righty, righty-lefty square off at Keyspan Park

Ups & Downs: What happens when a switch-hitter faces a switch-pitcher? A great story, that’s what! Comment.

Bard to you: Who’s on 1st

Play’s the Thing: Our columnist takes you through the Cyclones’ infield. Comment.

The Baby Bums

Cyclones: These Massachusetts kids learned about the Brooklyn Dodgers — and then won their Little League title. Just a coincidence? We wish. Comments (2).