Barackmania has achieved a new marketing high, thanks to the Baracklyn Cyclones. Known to most as the Brooklyn Cyclones, a New York Mets farm team, the Cyclones decided to celebrate our new(ish) president for their June 23rd game. Among the Obama-themed specials:
- Free Barack Obama bobbleheads to the first 2,500 fans in attendance, featuring the President in a Baracklyn Cyclones Jersey
- Economic Stimulus Package: From 10am on January 20th – Inauguration Day – to midnight on January 23rd, ticket prices for the June 23rd game will be “rolled back” to the Cyclones’ inaugural 2001 season rates: $10 Field Box Seats, $8 Box Seats, $5 Bleacher Seats. Beginning January 24th, tickets will be priced at the regular 2009 rates ($15, $12, $8)
- Universal Health Care: Free Band-Aids to the first 1,000 fans
- Joe the Plumber special: any plumber named Joe gets two free tickets – one for himself, and one to “spread the wealth” with a friend
What would a Baracklyn Cyclones game be without a ceremonial first pitch by the POTUS? While the First Family wasn’t in attendance, there was a presidential lookalike on duty to fill in.