On August 4, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (High A; Carolina League) and the Brooklyn Cyclones (Short Season A; NY-Penn League) will look to settle a contentious debate over pizza. It will be up to the teams to determine which city–Chicago or New York–offers the better slices.
On that evening, the Pelicans–an affiliate of the Chicago Cubs–will host Pizza, Pizza Night as part of their weekly Foodie Fridays offering. The Cyclones, meanwhile, will conduct a promotion of their own, as they take the field as the Brooklyn Slices.
Below are details on the promo from both teams, starting with the Pelicans:
In a society perhaps more divided now than ever, nothing seems to separate people more than the age-old debate of pizza. On Friday, August 4, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, and Brooklyn Cyclones, Short Season Class A affiliate of the New York Mets, will join forces for a one night-only promo in two different ballparks to finally determine which city – Chicago or New York – has the best pizza in the world.
The Pelicans will be kneaded into the “Deep Dishers” for their 7:05 p.m. game against the Salem Red Sox on Pizza, Pizza Night at TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. The night coincides with the club’s new weekly promotion, Foodie Friday. Every Friday home game, fans will have the opportunity to upgrade their game day experience and enjoy specialty food items. This particular Friday will feature a pizza party. Meanwhile, the Pelicans’ promotional counterparts in Brooklyn will toss the “Cyclones” name and become the “Slices” as they take on the Tri-City ValleyCats at MCU Park in Brooklyn.
“Much has been made about the pizzas in both Chicago and New York, and we’re always appreciative of a crisp, Brooklyn slice,” said 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 pizza pie.”
As part of the night’s festivities, the two ballparks will have a series of competitions between players, front office staff and fans to try and decide once and for all which city can truly lay claim to the title of Pizza Capital of the World. On behalf of the Windy City, Myrtle Beach will aim to prove that New York’s thin-crust slice pales in comparison to the delicious layers of meat, vegetables, sweet tomato sauce, gooey mozzarella cheese and pie-like crust that adorns Chicago’s deep dish classic.
In a society with countless choices, and even more opinions, there is one thing that we can all get on board with…pizza is the greatest food of all time. There is nothing that hits the spot quite like a steaming hot slice of cheesy goodness fresh out of the oven. The perfect combination of sauce, cheese, seasonings and crust mixed together into a seamless cornucopia of flavors, there’s nothing better!
But, while we can all agree on our love of pizza, there is a heated debate about the style in which that delicacy is prepared. On Friday, August 4th 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 who makes the perfect pie – Brooklyn or Chicago.
At MCU Park on 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. The first 2,000 fans in attendance will receive a Slices “Pizza Delivery Cap” so fans can show their support of Brooklyn as the pizza capital.
At TicketReturn.Com Field, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans will be kneaded into “The Deep Dishers” during their game 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.”
As part of the night’s festivities the two ballparks will have a series of competitions between players, front office staff and fans to try and decide once and for all which city can truly lay claim to the title of Pizza Capital of the World.