Lamaze class held before baseball game

July 20, 2009 4:46:52 AM PDT
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.