By Jerry Del Priore
One of my favorite things to collect is bobbleheads, no doubt.
On Sunday, June 23, the Brooklyn Cyclones, the New York-Penn League (NYPL) short-season Single-A affiliate of the New York Mets, will be holding their Jewish Heritage Night at MCU Park, where the first 2,000 fans will receive the Mensch on the Bench Bobblehead, as it was recently posted on LinkedIn.com.
Brooklyn will be playing the New York Yankees NYPL affiliate — the Staten Island Yankees — that day.
Moshe, The Mensch on a Bench, is a Hanukkah staple for Jewish families around the globe, according to the Mensch on a Bench website. This plush toy comes with a storybook that tells the story of Moshe the Mensch and his heroic adventure inside of the temple when Judah and the Maccabees won the war against the Greeks.
The Mensch on a Bench gained further popularity when Team Israel made its successful World Baseball Classic qualifying run in September of 2017 for the 2018 WBC games, as a giant version of the toy sat on the team’s bench at games for good luck.
The Cyclones are known for their great bobblehead giveaways, and this promotional item is sure to be a big hit at MCU Park.
In addition, there will be a pre-game softball tilt between Rabbis and Cantors.
For more information and to purchase tickets for this game, call 718.382.2623 or email MTwersky@BrooklynCyclones.com.