Brooklyn Cyclones Use Twitter to Say Goodbye to Teammates, Brooklyn

2012 Mini-Mets tweet about baseball, buddies, and how Brooklyn smells

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After suffering Monday’s spirit-crushing playoff loss to the Hudson Valley Renegades, Brooklyn’s boys of summer packed up their bags and headed back to their distant homes. But some teammates — being tech-savvy Generation Yers after all — couldn’t part the People’s Playground without tweeting a few heartfelt, and not so heartfelt, goodbyes to their team, MCU Park, and their fans.

John Mincone

Position: Closer

Hometown: Huntington, New York

Handle: @Jmincone

“Thanks for the best season of my life Brooklyn. Love all you fans. Thanks to all my teammates also, it was an honor to play with you all!”

Kevin Plawecki

Position: Catcher

Hometown: Carmel, Indiana

Twitter handle: @kplawecki26

“Tough way to end a good season. Couldn’t have asked for a better group of guys to spend it with. Thanks to everyone for the support this year.”

Logan Taylor

Position: Reliever

Hometown: Jenks, Oklahoma

Handle: @Loganreese36

“It’s been real NYC. At the airport first flight cancelled. Of course. But new flight now, then I’ll be home in a few.”

Jayce Boyd

Position: First baseman

Hometown: Cantonment, Florida

Handle: JBoyd016

“Gonna miss my new teammates, bright future ahead for the #Mets organization with this group of guys coming up! Great first pro season!”

Matt Bowman

Position: Reliever

Hometown: Chevy Chase, Maryland

Handle: @bowmandernchief

“Since when do pigeons hang out inside the airport? I’m not complaining. They seem very friendly but I didn’t know that was a thing.”

Jonathan Clark

Position: Right fielder

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Handle: @Jay_C_One

“Just realized I don’t have to smell that Brooklyn odor anymore #LifeIsGreat”

Tyler Vanderheiden

Position: Closer

Hometown: Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Handle: @CallmeVandy

“Sitting in the Atlanta airport wishing I was golfing with my boys @ChrisMincone and @JMincone #FOUR.”

Phillip Evans

Position: Shortstop

Hometown: Carlsbad, California

Handle: @PEVANS28

“I can’t wait to be back home tomorrow! #moonlightbeach #itsbeento­olong”

Beck Wheeler

Position: Reliever

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Handle: @beck_wheelerr

“Season is over which means I won’t have to look at another pb&j for six months!”

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Crusher from Bensonhurst says:
I knew this team didn't have what it took to win a championship! NO GUTS! After a disgusting loss by Mr. Wheeler in Staten Island, I gave up on them and showed up a handful of times which includes no playoffs! I knew this team was gutless! For Mr. Wheeler, be happy you got pb&j sandwiches because you'll be lucky to have a job next year. For Mr. Clark, I think you smell worse than BK, underachiever! You did nothing for 2 years here! So you shouldn't talk smack about BK!
Dec. 19, 2012, 11:36 am

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