Saturday, June 18, 2011

BKN CYCLONES ~ Brooklyn's Voice Of Summer

From the desk of:  THE CONEY ISLAND NINE


Staten Island Yankees


Brooklyn Cyclones:  The Great Warner Fusselle Is Back In The CATBIRD SEAT For His 11th Season Behind The Mike.

For ten years now, Warner Fusselle has been one of the sweetest sounds of summer in Brooklyn.  The former This Week In Baseball narrator has been sitting in The Catbird Seat calling games for the Brooklyn Cyclones since the team's inception. 

Since his very first call in 2001, his voice never once failed to take me back to my days as a teenager and before, when I watched the weekly Baseball series before NBC's Game of the Week aired.  That was must see TV back then; -  back in the days before the Cable Companies had their Big Bang and suckered us into paying for TV with a promise of no commercials.

Maybe there-in lies a reason why Warner Fusselle is an out-and-out Legend.  He connects us with a wholly different era.  He provides Cyclones' listeners with equal parts of nostalgia and modern professionalism, while providing the team with major journalistic prominence in the booth.  And as such, he commands respect spanning generations of Baseball fans.

Quite honestly, it's a privilege listening to Mr. Fusselle call our beloved Cyclones' games.  As a Class-A organization, Brooklyn Cyclone fans are lucky and honored to have an announcer of his caliber, not to mention an individual held in such high regard as Warner Fusselle is, behind the microphone giving us every detail of Brooklyn Baseball as it unfolds before him.

But then, the Cyclones aren't just a Class-A organization to me.  They are Brooklyn.  And we got one of the best voices EVER, calling our games.

In the immortal words if Jackie Gleason, "How Sweet It Is!"

Friday Night's Final

Staten Island Yankees    3

ss - Daniel Muno
rf - Javier Rodriguez
2b - J.B. Brown
dh - Richard Lucas
1b - Luke Stewart
3b - Brian Harrison
cf - Travis Taijeras
lf - Dylan Brown
c - Amauris Valdez

The Cyclones drew first blood in the Battle of the Boroughs.  Brooklyn knocked Yankee pitcher; Bryan Mitchel out of the game early.  He did himself in with walks and a wild pitch, but with a single from Luke Stewart; a single from Amarius Valsez; a single by Dann Muno....Badda Beep and Badda Booop;  ....and the Cyclones were winning. 

A triple by Travis Taijeron in the sixth inning and an RBI single by Dylan Brown gave Brooklyn their lead again.  They tacked on another in the ninth and held on to secure their first victory of the season.


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