Actor Steve Schirripa with his dog Willie Boy at TD Bank Ballpark in Somerset, NJ. Photo - Michael Cohen

He arrived in a black SUV with the song “Woke Up This Morning” which has become so synonymous with the HBO drama The Sopranos blaring over the sound system. Steve Schirripa, popped out of the van to a loud applause. His dog Willie Boy with him, as well as family and friends. Yes, indeed Sopranos Night just hit differently in Somerset, New Jersey on a cool June evening.

How big was the night? Well, 7,619 people came out to the see the Sopranos and Blue Bloods star, and the Somerset Patriots pound the Bowie Baysox 6-2.

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