2013-06-20 / Other News

Cyclones Show Their Support For Hurricane Sandy Survivors


The season home opener remained 0-0, when the game was called at 9:10 p.m. because of rain. The season home opener remained 0-0, when the game was called at 9:10 p.m. because of rain. Although the Cyclones’ Opening Day was a washout, many fans were true to the game and came out to Coney Island Tuesday evening. There were no opening ceremonies but the Cyclones waited for the rain to pass, signing autographs for all anxious spectators. Cyclones players were proud to be able to start the season, as Coney Island was ravaged by Hurricane Sandy and many wondered if the field would be ready in time for Opening Day. As a tribute to communities affected by the storm, each player wore a jersey representing a different neighborhood, including Brighton Beach, Breezy Point and The Rockaways.



#2 Gavin Cecchini and #7 L.J. Mazzilli pose with children affected by Superstorm Sandy. #2 Gavin Cecchini and #7 L.J. Mazzilli pose with children affected by Superstorm Sandy.

#13 catcher Tomas Nido, #35 Pitcher John Mincone sign auto- graphs from the dugout for rain soaked fans. #13 catcher Tomas Nido, #35 Pitcher John Mincone sign auto- graphs from the dugout for rain soaked fans.

The 2013 “Beach Bums” The 2013 “Beach Bums”

(Left to right) Pitcher John Mincone, pitcher David Wynn, catcher Colton Plaia. (Left to right) Pitcher John Mincone, pitcher David Wynn, catcher Colton Plaia.

Cyclones #7 L.J. Mazzilli representing Breezy Point. Cyclones #7 L.J. Mazzilli representing Breezy Point.

Cyclones #21 Ismael representing East Rockaway. Cyclones #21 Ismael representing East Rockaway.

#45 Brooklyn Cyclones Manager, Rich Donnelly representing Coney Island. 
Photos by Sonny Maxon #45 Brooklyn Cyclones Manager, Rich Donnelly representing Coney Island. Photos by Sonny Maxon

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