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May the best slice win.

This summer, the Brooklyn Cyclones — Short Season Affiliate of the New York Mets — and the Myrtle Beach Pelicans — Single-A Affiliate of the Chicago Cubs — will join forces for a one-night-only promo in two different ballparks to try and settle the age old debate of whose pizza is better, Brooklyn’s or Chicago’s.

On Friday, August 4, at MCU Park in Coney Island, the Cyclones will change their name to the Brooklyn Slices to “pay homage to the deep seeded history of pizza in NYC” when they take on the Tri-City Valley Cats. That same day, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans will become “The Deep Dishers” during their square-off against the Salem Red Sox.

Pizza in Brooklyn is more than just food, it’s a religion,” said Cyclones Vice President Steve Cohen. “Everyone has their favorite spot to grab a slice and even if you move away from Brooklyn, you are always willing to make a pilgrimage to that special place and grab a slice of cheese covered perfection. If you ask 10 people in Brooklyn who makes the best pizza, you’ll probably get 10 different answers. But they’ll all agree that Chicago-style pizza has nothing on Brooklyn pizza.”

“Much has been made about the pizza in both Chicago and New York, and we’re always appreciative of a crisp, Brooklyn slice,” contended Pelicans President/General Manager Andy Milovich. “However, Myrtle Beach is independent of each city, and I can confidently say this area has been shown the light on deep dish pizza by our friends in the Midwest. The Chicago artisans have truly perfected the pizzapie.”

The first 2,000 fans in attendance at MCU will receive a Slices “Pizza Delivery Cap.” Both ballparks will also host a series of competitions between players, staff and fans for the title of Pizza Capital of the World.

For more information, visit Single game tickets for the 2017 Cyclones season will be available starting Saturday, April 22 at 10 a.m.  Full season, partial season and group tickets are currently available by calling 718-37-BKLYN.


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