Jim Mancari

Jim Mancari hails from Massapequa, N.Y. He earned a Master's degree in journalism from 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. Be sure to visit http://www.jimmancari.com/

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Balanced Effort Leads Cyclones To 5th Straight Win

An article by posted on July 30, 2013 0 Comments
Balanced Effort Leads Cyclones To 5th Straight Win

It’s very rare that any baseball team excels in all three major aspects of the sport – timely hitting, clutch pitching and strong defense – in any one particular game. If a team does do that, it usually isn’t a short season Single-A team. But the Brooklyn Cyclones enjoyed a complete effort in a 4-0 […]

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Cyclones Drop Series Finale To Batavia Muckdogs

An article by posted on July 23, 2013 0 Comments
Cyclones Drop Series Finale To Batavia Muckdogs

The Brooklyn Cyclones attempted to sweep their first series of the year Monday evening, but after a one-hour and 20-minute rain delay, the Cyclones dropped a 2-0 contest to the Batavia Muckdogs – the Single-A short season affiliate of the Miami Marlins. For the game, the Cyclones (15-19) only managed two hits – both by […]

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Huge 2nd Inning Leads Cyclones To Home Win

An article by posted on July 17, 2013 0 Comments
Huge 2nd Inning Leads Cyclones To Home Win

Finally, a Brooklyn Cyclones that did not include a rain delay or extra innings… The Cyclones continued their climb to the .500 mark on the season with a 7-5 victory Wednesday night at MCU Park in Coney Island over the Mahoning Valley Scrappers – the Single-A short season affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. Brooklyn moves […]

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Slideshow: 2013 Home Run Derby

An article by posted on July 16, 2013 0 Comments
Slideshow: 2013 Home Run Derby

Check out my photos from the Home Run Derby. I was seated in the front row of the excelsior level, so a few of the photos came out a bit blurry. But enjoy anyway!

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Late Comeback Fuels Cyclones’ 3rd Straight Win

An article by posted on July 8, 2013 0 Comments
Late Comeback Fuels Cyclones’ 3rd Straight Win

The Brooklyn Cyclones are inching closer to the .500 mark as the team notched its third straight win with a 4-3 victory over the Lowell Spinners – the Single-A short season affiliate of the Boston Red Sox – Monday night at MCU Park in Coney Island. It took a late eighth-inning comeback, but the Cyclones […]

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Walkoff Sac Fly Gives Cyclones Extra-Innings Win

An article by posted on July 4, 2013 0 Comments
Walkoff Sac Fly Gives Cyclones Extra-Innings Win

It really should have been Johan Santana dangling left arm night based on his injury history with the Mets, but instead Wednesday night at MCU Park in Coney Island was Johan Santana bobblehead night. And the Brooklyn Cyclones did not disappoint, as the team scratched out a 2-1 victory over the Staten Island Yankees in […]

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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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