New York Baseball Team Celebrates Moms With Pre-Game Lamaze Class

Published July 19, 2009

| Associated Press

A New York City minor league baseball team has pulled off an unusual pre-game warmup.

The Brooklyn Cyclones offered a Lamaze class in center field before Sunday night's game. It was one of the activities as part of the "Bellies and Baseball: A Salute to Pregnancy" event.

Other activities at the theme night for the affiliate of the New York Mets included expectant moms running — or walking — the bases without shoes before the game, women in their third trimesters throwing out ceremonial first pitches and pregnant women singing on the field during the seventh-inning stretch.

There was a craving station consisting of pickles, ice cream and pizza.

The team says any expectant mom who agrees to name her child Brooklyn or Cy gets free season tickets for life.

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