Jim Mancari

Jim Mancari hails from Massapequa, N.Y. He recently earned a Master's degree in Journalism at Hofstra University. He is a devout Mets fan and takes pride in his team, despite their lack of success over the last few years. Like all Mets fans, Jim has plenty of hope. He also writes as the sports reporter for the Brooklyn Tablet newspaper and the senior editor of metroBASEBALL Magazine. Click my name to view my personal website.

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Cyclones Drop Wild Extra-Inning Contest

An article by posted on July 2, 2013 0 Comments
Cyclones Drop Wild Extra-Inning Contest

Extra-inning games seemed to be the theme of the organization Monday night. The big club won a crazy 13-inning affair over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citi Field, but the Brooklyn Cyclones dropped a 12-inning contest to the Staten Island Yankees at MCU Park in Coney Island. The Cyclones’ 8-7 loss was a wild affair, especially […]

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Cyclones’ Pitcher Honors Father, Family With Glove

An article by posted on June 27, 2013 0 Comments
Cyclones’ Pitcher Honors Father, Family With Glove

Cyclones’ lefty reliever John Mincone is back in Brooklyn this summer, and already he’s off to a similar start as last year’s All-Star campaign. He maybe was a candidate to start the year at a higher level of the minors, but he suffered a bout of tendinitis that delayed his offseason conditioning. He’s settled in […]

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Like Father, Like Son: L.J. Mazzilli Off To Hot Start With Cyclones

An article by posted on June 24, 2013 0 Comments
Like Father, Like Son: L.J. Mazzilli Off To Hot Start With Cyclones

Former Mets’ star Lee Mazzilli made the borough of Brooklyn his stomping grounds growing up. Abraham Lincoln H.S. in Coney Island was his home until the Mets drafted him right out of high school in 1973. Located just a mile and half from Lincoln down Ocean Parkway and on Surf Avenue is MCU Park. Though […]

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James Roche Gives Cyclones Rain-Soaked Walkoff Win

An article by posted on June 24, 2013 0 Comments
James Roche Gives Cyclones Rain-Soaked Walkoff Win

It took 13 innings Sunday evening, but the Brooklyn Cyclones moved back to the .500 mark (3-3) with a 4-3 victory over the previously undefeated Hudson Valley Renegades, the short season Class-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays. Cyclones’ right fielder James Roche delivered the deciding two-out RBI walkoff single to left center in the […]

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Gavin Cecchini Adjusting To Life In The Big Apple

An article by posted on June 22, 2013 0 Comments
Gavin Cecchini Adjusting To Life In The Big Apple

When you’re a kid from Louisiana, New York must seem like another universe. People from New York often think that Brooklyn is a completely different universe. So imagine being Mets’ 2012 first-round draft-pick Gavin Cecchini. Not only is he a Louisiana boy playing in New York, but he’s also getting a close up taste of […]

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Dominant Relief Work From Akeel Morris Gives Cyclones’ Second Win

An article by posted on June 22, 2013 0 Comments
Dominant Relief Work From Akeel Morris Gives Cyclones’ Second Win

Many of the old-time baseball clichés are often true, and that’s why we keep using them. In Friday’s contest between the Brooklyn Cyclones and the Aberdeen Ironbirds, “good things happened when the leadoff man got on base.” The Ironbirds – the Single-A short-season affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles – had leadoff hits in four of […]

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Cyclones Manager Remembers Family Affected By Sandy

An article by posted on June 21, 2013 0 Comments
Cyclones Manager Remembers Family Affected By Sandy

The season is underway for the Brooklyn Cyclones, but not too long ago, it seemed that the start of the season could be in jeopardy. That’s because Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the natural grass playing surface at MCU Park in Coney Island as well as affecting the clubhouses and offices in the stadium. Cyclones’ […]

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Cyclones Wear Special Jerseys To Honor Areas Affected By Sandy

An article by posted on June 19, 2013 0 Comments
Cyclones Wear Special Jerseys To Honor Areas Affected By Sandy

Even with the new turf field, Brooklyn Cyclones’ opening night was postponed due to rain. But even so, the players wore special blue jerseys to honor the area of the metro area affected by Hurricane Sandy. Instead of the player’s name, the words “Breezy Point,” “East Rockaway ” and Coney Island, as well as the […]

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Cubs’ Players Wish Dads ‘Happy Father’s Day’

An article by posted on June 16, 2013 0 Comments
Cubs’ Players Wish Dads ‘Happy Father’s Day’

Baseball has been uniting father and son since the inception of the game in the 1850s. So on this Father’s Day, we are grateful to the many dads out there who taught us how to play America’s pastime. With the Chicago Cubs in town for this past weekend’s series, a few of the visiting players […]

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From Left Field: Plenty Of Brooklyn Cyclones Coverage This Summer

An article by posted on June 14, 2013 0 Comments
From Left Field: Plenty Of Brooklyn Cyclones Coverage This Summer

So if you Mets fans out there are anything like me, it pains you to see how poorly our favorite team is playing. Usually at this time, the team is at least still somewhat relevant and playing somewhat exciting baseball. But not this year. Sure, there are some good things to look forward to with […]

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