Opening Night Wins Fans And Game Cyclones manager Tim Teufel signs autographs before the game.
The first humid day of the summer season brought an Opening Day sellout crowd of 8,539 to Keyspan Park for the first home game of the Brooklyn Cyclones 2003 season. The Brooklyn Cyclones won against their borough rivals, the Staten Island Yankees, in a sloppy 7-4 win. Bob Keppel, the New York Mets’ first round pick in 2000, got the win to stretch his record to 2-0. The Yankees committed four errors in the game and the Cyclones made three. Pictures by Elio Velez
Catcher Zac Clements (left) throws to second base as catcher Yunir Garcia (right) watches the throw.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the game. The sellout crowd jeered when Bloomberg arrived.
A young fan knows where his loyalty lies as he stands on top of the Cyclones dugout.
Brooklyn Cyclones Shortstop Travis Garcia talks to a young fan about gloves in the Cyclones dugout.