Brooklyn Sports

Reshaped by Hurricane Sandy, Brooklyn Cyclones Try New Turf and “Meaningful Mondays”

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The Brooklyn Eagle reports a few changes over at MCU Park where the Brooklyn Cyclones play. First, they have a “brand-new, state-of-the-art playing surface after the salt, chemicals and other pollutants caused by the ocean water left the previously lush green grass surface contaminated and unplayable.” In addition, for six games, $3 from each each […]

Sandy Koufax — BK Basketball Star?

Sandy Koufax during his basketball days.

With all the Brooklyn Dodgers nostalgia, it’s tempting to think that basketball only recently became The Brooklyn Game.  I was struck then reading the wonderful Jane Leavy biography of Dodger icon/hero Sandy Koufax by this: When he was growing up, baseball was neither Koufax’s dream nor his passion. His dream was to play for the […]

New York Islanders joining Nets in Brooklyn

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Barclays Center released information regarding a “major announcement” at 1 P.M. today, and it appears that announcement is that the New York Islanders, who currently play on Long Island, will join the Nets in Brooklyn and play their home games in Barclays Center in 2015. From the NY Post: Developer Bruce Ratner has scored a […]