More questionable than a Joe Benigno-Gazingo bobblehead? In worse taste than using Paulie Go Nuts to sell tickets? Well, in this case, absolutely. The Mets’ NY-Penn League affiliate Brooklyn Cyclones last week unveiled an attempt to cash-in on a cable TV sensation that with any luck, will have been totally forgotten by next summer.
On Wednesday, July 21, the Brooklyn Cyclones will be hosting “Jersey? Sure!” Night “ paying homage to a pop-culture phenomenon and giving away limited-edition collectible jerseys. The high-quality mesh jersey will feature the Cyclones logo on the front and a picture of the team™s mascot, Sandy the Seagull, in a fist-pumping pose on the back, with the words œJersey? Sure! at the top. The first 2,500 fans in attendance on July 21st will receive a jersey.
In addition, the Cyclones are offering a try-out to a popular MTV star. WFAN™s Boomer & Carton recently discovered that prior to his newfound celebrity, in an effort to œimpress the ladies, Jersey Shore™s Mike (œThe Situation) Sorrentino falsely told people that he was a back-up third baseman for the Brooklyn Cyclones. The Cyclones are now inviting The Situation to make his dreams come true by taking batting practice and ground ball drills with the team.
Along with promising “Dugout Dance Battles” (“contestants will battle to techno beats on top of the dugouts between innings”), the ‘Clones’ blog claims “we’re working on the jersey design now (think ‘Affliction’meets giant seagull)”.