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Brooklyn faces a summer without the Cyclones

Mets’ affiliate unlikely to return this year due to COVID-19 shutdown story by John Torenli May 22, 2020

Brooklyn NY does not seem to be having a baseball season this year due to the recent pandemic. While major venues across the country are on hold, it appears that the NY-Penn league will not be seeing any baseball, unless things clear up and there is approval from MLB and other parent clubs.
Last years NY-Penn Champions will most likely have to wait until next year to raise the Championship Banner.
For further details, the complete story is in yesterdays Brooklyn Daily Eagle:

https://brooklyneagle.com/articles/2020/05/22/brooklyn-faces-a-summer-without-the-cyclones/?fbclid=IwAR1vxulQHqCo34aL5Pj7pFqMnk8K-264yva0YD8zbDr02no_vYG_9ablTgw

©2020 Minor League Baseball

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Deno’s Days of Distancing Together #10: Charles Denson on the History of the Wonder Wheel

This youtube clip, gives a short history on Deno’s Wonder Wheel in beautiful Coney Island Amusement Park in Brooklyn, NY.
Located at Coney Island Amusement Park in Brooklyn NY, that area has a lot to offer. Aside from the LandMark Amusement Park, it is next door to MCU Park, Home of The Brooklyn Cyclones and has beautiful beaches as well. There is also Nathans famous hotdogs right down the block.|
This video about the Wonder Wheel enhances the heritage and culture of that area and is filled with large amounts of history, regarding that area.
Enjoy the video!

This is from the youtube section Deno’s has, on the particular video #10:
Charles Denson, director of the Coney Island History Project, talks about the Wonder Wheel, Coney Island, and the inventions of Leonardo da Vinci. While writing his book on the history of the Wonder Wheel, he came across some amazing connections between Da Vinci and Coney Island. Denson says that many of Da Vinci’s 15th century mechanical drawings resemble rides in Coney Island, but there’s one machine that he invented that stands out among the others: Da Vinci’s design for a Perpetual Motion Machine.

A little blurb about the park:
“Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park is a family-owned amusement park located at Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York City. It features five adult rides and 16 kiddie rides, including a dozen family rides that parents and children can ride together.”

The link to Deno’s youtube video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ct5uMQ9hDKo&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0s24kQ5XIoxKkGbHFrCteA_fckVbQ46JHXpiBs8twBPiH3-7AC7Z5oG6Q

Link to Deno’s Wonder Wheel website:
https://www.denoswonderwheel.com

2020 Deno’s Wonder Wheel
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Posters

Hello everyone.
This is not a new item. It is one I had from last year. 2019 Eastern League All-Star Game, The Diamond in Richmond, Virginia. The Diamond is home to The Richmond Flying Squirrels. What an event it was!! A four day event! Kicked off the Sunday before with a celebration on Browns Island, Monday in Downtown Richmonds 

Business District with prizes and giveaways, and later that night a Country Music Jam at Richmond Raceway (my friend and I did not go to that event), and Tuesday night was the Home Run Derby with an event at The Diamond around noon to have some prizes and giveaways, finally The 
Eastern League All Star Game at The Diamond, it was an outstanding weekend!

Before the All Star Game, fans were invited to get autographs. I had won the poster in the image and had the entire Western Division autograph that poster. 

Unfortunately, due to the amount of people and time, many had time for one All Star Team. I was fortunate enough to get the division I wanted.

The other item, is a poster I designed last year of Long Island Ducks manager, Wally Backman, who was nice enough to sign it for me prior to a Sunday afternoon game.

©2020 LA Photography/Graphic Design
©2020 Richmond Flying Squirrels
©2020 LA Photography/Graphic Design
©2020 Long Island Ducks
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Baseball trading cards?

With the unsure start of the baseball season, some might wonder about trading cards in 2020.
I am kidding of course. No one can possibly predict what will happen, even though it seems a bit gloomy.
I was feeling a little creative. I came up with these cards.

Brooklyn Cyclones logos and name ©2020
Design by LA Photography/Graphic Design ©2020
This is a mock image and is not related to any cards of the Brooklyn Cyclones.
Not for reuse nor sale without express written consent.
Long Island Ducks logos and name ©2020
Design by LA Photography/Graphic Design ©2020
This is a mock image and is not related to any cards of the Long Island Ducks.
Not for reuse nor sale without express written consent.
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EAST END SEAPORT MUSEUM

With its many beautiful shorelines and beaches, this is one of the many interesting places on Long Island. For those interested in learning more about a place that enhances Long Islands heritage and culture, click on the link below:

https://www.eastendseaport.org

©2020 East End Seaport Museum
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Part of my baseball hat collection

Images of part of my baseball hat collection:
Back Row:
NY Penn League official cap
High Point Rockers-Inaugural Season, hat was given from a player that was on the table in the locker room. The player that gave it to me did not know whose cap it was. No problem, it’s keeper. Cap also had a few autographs on it. Its unique due to it being the Rockers first year and them making the Liberty Division championship the same year.
Greesboro Grasshoppers-One time visit to that area in North Carolina
Camden River Sharks-I went with a friend to a game in 2011. The team disbanded the next year.

Front Row:
First 2 hats
Eastern League All-Star Game Caps- held in Richmond Virginia, home of the Richmond Flying Squirrels
Long Island Ducks promo hat with original logo on it.
Negro Leagues cap-I met Jimmy Bland of the Indianapolis Clowns. He played for them in the 1960’s. Item purchased at a Wilmington Blue Rocks game, when the team had Negro League day. It was a pleasure to meet and greet some of the players from that era. Most were in their mid to upper 80’s in age and the tales they told about that time was fascinating.

Baseball Hats
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Ducks Memorable Moment Madness: Sweet 16 – Playoff Moments Region — Quack of the Bat

The first round of voting is now officially complete in the Ducks Memorable Moment Madness bracket challenge. Fans have done a terrific job of casting their ballot every weekday on Facebook and Twitter on which moment they feel should advance to the next round. This past week was focused on notable games that have taken […]

Ducks Memorable Moment Madness: Sweet 16 – Playoff Moments Region — Quack of the Bat
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Making use of time with a hobby.

I made some use of my time to take my mind off of this recent pandemic and the stress that goes with it.
Aside from other useful time situations (chores and other life things), I organized some of my collectables.

I set up a little memorabilia section in my room.
from left to right
Ramon Cabrera (catcher for The Long Island Ducks He autographed that image I created for me) Thurman Munson (NY Yankee Catcher and my favorite baseball player) My nephew Chris (from a game he played in as a kid)
Former MLB catcher Ellie Rodriguez now manager of The Road Warriors in The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball
I purchased these baseball cards at a Sports Card and Memorabilia show a couple of months ago
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©2020 Las Vegas 51’s
I felt creative when the bobblehead I bought arrived