One of our favorite places to watch a baseball game is KeySpan Park in Coney Island, Brooklyn, home of the Brooklyn Cyclones. It's small, intimate and yet still has the carnival atmosphere we love minor league baseball games to have. Well, yesterday, they had the ultimate baseball experience: They played a 26-inning game, with the Cyclones eventually losing to Oneonta 6-1. Several amazing aspects to this game:
• It was "Kids Camp Day," so it was a noon start. Needless to say, most of the kids didn't make it all the way through. First-pitch attendance was 9,004, but the Cyclones' site estimates only about 200 people were left by the end.
• The score was 1-1 for most of the 26 innings, which is why the game was a relatively brisk six hours, 40 minutes, all matters considered.
• Here's our favorite: Cyclones manager George Greer was ejected in the bottom of the first inning after arguing a force out. Which meant he was had to watch all 25 innings from the clubhouse. Great timing.
Longest Game In League History [BrooklynCyclones.com]