Clones go to the dogs at ‘Coney Island Franks’ night

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Local celeb: Julia Bruzzese, a Dyker Heights girl who suffers from Lyme disease and received national attention after meeting Pope Francis, threw out the first pitch at the Coney Island Franks game.
Franks for the memories: The Cyclones transformed into to Coney Island Franks on July 3 to honor the quintessential American sausage born just down Surf Avenue more than a century ago.
Take one for the team: A fan let the Cyclones douse him with Gatorade to win a set of prizes for fellow fans sitting in his row at MCU Park.
Young gun: Cyclones catcher Dan Rizzie hangs out in his Coney Island Franks garb in the dugout.
True fans: Alex Lewis and Alayja Stewart were two of the fans who got a pair of the 2,000 Coney Island Franks hats the Cyclones gave away on July 3.

The Brooklyn Cyclones transformed into the Coney Island Franks on the eve of Independence Day — and the world renowned Nathan’s hot-dog-eating contest — this year to honor the company’s 100-year anniversary. Players took the field at MCU Park donned in custom jerseys with the iconic “Funny Face” logo on their sleeves and caps emblazoned with a cartoon wiener sporting a baseball bat. The team also gave away 2,000 hot dog hats to attendees. Here are some photos from the day out at the ball park.

Reach reporter Dennis Lynch at (718) 260–2508 or e-mail him at
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Sean F from Bensonhurst says:
Of all the gimmicky uniforms that ballplayers are forced to wear by promo departments, those have to be the ugliest caps I've ever seen. Though this year's Cyclones highlighter-yellow gimme caps are a close second.
July 7, 2016, 10:23 am

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