Originally Posted by cards press box
How does the Brooklyn Rays sound? And perhaps a baseball stadium could be built near the Barclays Center which, ironically enough is located at the very spot that Walter O'Malley wanted for a new stadium for the Dodgers in the 1950's -- a location at Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues in Brooklyn right near a station for the Long Island railroad. The New York Islanders will join the Nets at the Barclays Center within the next two years. Why shouldn't the Rays join them?
And while the damn Yankees would scream like spoiled brat about the whole concept, can you imagine how fun and appealing (and probably lucrative) a New York/Brooklyn rivalry in baseball would be?
Brooklyn Rays isn't bad, though it has the same "out of place" feel as the Los Angeles Lakers or Utah Jazz. The Mets have a minor league affiliate in Brooklyn called the Cyclones, presumably due to their playing in the Coney Island area, where the famous Cyclone roller-coaster is located.