Minor League Baseball today announced that the Brooklyn Cyclones will become the Brooklyn Jefes once again as part of MiLB’s “Copa de la Diversion.” The Copa is a season-long event series across MiLB, with 78 teams participating, specifically designed to embrace the culture and values that resonate most in Hispanic / Latino communities.
The name Jefes, or bosses, was chosen as a nod to the air of confidence that is synonymous with the people of Brooklyn. Brooklyn is the best, we all know it. But if you don’t know it, just ask someone from Brooklyn and they’ll tell you. This “Brooklyn-tough” mentality is associated with the borough of Brooklyn as frequently as the Brooklyn Bridge or a fresh slice of pizza, so it was the perfect choice for the Cyclones alter-ego.
Friday, June 21st, The Jefes’ Friday Night Fiestas Celebration will kick off as the squad takes on the Staten Island Yankees in the first of three Jefes games.
On Friday, July 12th, the first 2,000 fans in attendance will receive a Endy Chaves “the Catch” Bobblehead Bobblehead on “Bring Your Flag Night”.
On Friday, August 9th the team will celebrate Dominican Cultural Night and the first 2,000 fans in attendance will receive an Edgardo Alfonzo Bobblehead. The evening will also feature Merengue music, carnaval costumed performers and local celebrities from the Dominican community.