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Brooklyn Cyclones Seinfeld Night to Include a Low-Talking P.A. Announcer and Free Tickets for Latex Salesmen

A rendering of the bobblehead, from the Cyclones website.

The Brooklyn Cyclones of the New York–Penn League are known for creative promotions — and for elaborate theme nights, in particular. And so on July 5, the team will mark the 25th anniversary of the debut of Seinfeld by hosting a salute to the NBC sitcom. For starters, the first 2,500 fans will receive a Keith Hernandez “Magic Loogie” bobblehead doll, a nod to the Mets icon’s memorable appearance on the show. (Inscribed on the front: “I’m Keith Hernandez.” On the back? “Nice Game Pretty Boy.”)

Among the other things they have planned:

• The ballpark will be renamed Vandelay Industries Park for one night only.

• Free tickets for anyone that can prove they’re a latex salesman.

• A low-talking P.A. announcer.

• An Elaine dancing contest, a cereal-eating contest, and a chance to run the bases after the game (with anyone named Jerry getting a head start).

• Players will wear puffy shirts during batting practice.

• Anyone named George Costanza will be allowed to call an inning in the broadcast booth — a reference to one of George’s dream jobs.

The Cyclones’ website has a complete list of activities. As of press time, there’s no word if real spitter Roger McDowell will be given the day off by the Braves in order to attend.

Brooklyn Cyclones to Host Seinfeld Night