'Seinfeld Night' a huge success for Cyclones

Matthew Konigsberg, 28, of Bensonhurst, dressed as “Newman” for the Cyclones' 'Seinfeld Night' Saturday at MCU Park. Photo by Matthew Taub. BE SURE TO CHECK OUT MORE PICTURES ON BROOKLYNARCHIVE.COM

Brooklyn played at Vandelay Industries Park for show's 25th anniversary

Special to Brooklyn Daily Eagle from Brooklyn Brief

Free Keith Hernandez bobble heads for the first 2,500 in attendance and a host of other gimmicky exploits were a hit with ‘Seinfeld’ fans at MCU Park Saturday evening. The ‘themed’ Cylcones home game in Coney Island revolved around the legendary ’90s television show to commemorate its 25th anniversary debut.

“I’ve always loved the show, and I’m a fan of the team. This was the perfect event for me,” said Matthew Konigsberg of Bensonhurst, who adorned a full mailman costume–express mail package and all–to mimic the loathsome but lovable “Newman” character (portrayed by actor Wayne Night during the show’s nine year run).

If only the game wasn’t such an embarrassment for the sell-out crowd. An 18-2 loss to Aberdeen was the worst of the season, and Cyclones starting pitcher Casey Meisner only lasted into the fourth inning despite his father throwing one of the ceremonial first pitches. 

Still, fans were entertained with frequent interludes, including appearances by the “real” Lenny Kramer, the actor who played the “soup nazi,” and an Elaine-inspired bad dancing contest, to name only a few of the night’s irreverent offerings.

No soup for you! Larry Thomas, better known as the Soup Nazi, throws the first pitch.

Despite being an avid Cyclones fan, “Newman” impersonator Matthew Konigsberg was more hesitant when asked for his major league team allegiance.

“I’ll say the Mets,” Konigsberg offered. “I’m getting a lot of love, but if I say the Yankees I’ll get killed out here.”

For one night, MCU Park in Coney Island was transformed into Vandelay Industries Park. That’s quite an organization they’re running.

How can there be two Kramers? It must be the nexus of the universe.

Here's to those who wish us well, and those who don't can go to hell.

“Don't mess with the Devils, buddy. We're number one, we beat anybody! We're the Devils! The Devils! Hssss!"

Avast ye matey! Sandy the Cyclones’ mascot dons the puffy shirt.

Fishing for Marble Rye.

July 7, 2014 - 9:00am
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