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    The Nets I think moved to Brooklyn. I recently read an article discussing that Brooklyn would not mind luring the Islanders to a facilty in Brooklyn. I know the Yanks and Mets would never allow it, but could Brooklyn support a baseball team nowadays? Thay would be cool.

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    Originally posted by Richard View Post
    The Nets I think moved to Brooklyn. I recently read an article discussing that Brooklyn would not mind luring the Islanders to a facilty in Brooklyn. I know the Yanks and Mets would never allow it, but could Brooklyn support a baseball team nowadays? Thay would be cool.
    Are the baseball fans in Brooklyn more Yankees fans or Mets fans?
    Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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    • #3
      I think Brooklyn could support a baseball team. The New York market is big enough for 3 teams, but I agree, no way the Yankees and Mets allow it. The Phillies might also be close enough to oppose it as well.

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      • #4
        No way Mets or Yanks allow another team.

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        • #5
          I wonder what are the MLB rules about bringing in another team close to an existing team(s)? I know the SF Giants have "territorial rights" to the South Bay that prevents the A's from moving to San Jose. But those rights were only granted to the Giants in 1992. From what I read about the Expos moving to D.C. the Baltimore Orioles did not have territorial rights to the D.C. when the Expos moved but the Orioles were still paid to to allow the Expos move. Do the Yankees and Mets have "territorial rights"? Can the other major league teams overrule the Yankees and Mets or not?
          Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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          • #6
            No way in hell the Mets yanks allow it.
            All it takes for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing. -Unknown

            A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. -Nelson Mandela

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            • #7
              Why are teams in Brooklyn entitled to be named "Brooklyn" instead of New York? It's been over 100 years since Brooklyn was an independent city. They're part of New York City now, so why not just use "New York"?

              Bronx Yankees - doesn't sound right, right?

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              • #8
                I wonder if the Mets ever looked into building their new stadium in Brooklyn

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Honus Wagner Rules View Post
                  Are the baseball fans in Brooklyn more Yankees fans or Mets fans?
                  The Yankees.

                  I feel lonely.
                  The Mets have the best, smartest fans in baseball.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Richard View Post
                    The Nets I think moved to Brooklyn. I recently read an article discussing that Brooklyn would not mind luring the Islanders to a facilty in Brooklyn. I know the Yanks and Mets would never allow it, but could Brooklyn support a baseball team nowadays? Thay would be cool.
                    Yes, NYC could support another team. It would be hard since people have long allegiances, but It would definitely draw well. I don't know about the mets and yankees territorial rights, but I do recall that they both got minor league teams together (Brooklyn cyclones and staten island Yankees) so as not to infringe on the other.

                    Originally posted by UnderPressure View Post
                    Why are teams in Brooklyn entitled to be named "Brooklyn" instead of New York? It's been over 100 years since Brooklyn was an independent city. They're part of New York City now, so why not just use "New York"?

                    Bronx Yankees - doesn't sound right, right?
                    There is no rule in how a team is named. You have teams named after states (Texas rangers), cities (Los Angeles dodgers), bodies of water (Tampa bay rays) and in other sports you have the giants and jets who are named after a city/state that they don't even play in, or the patriots who are named after a region. Brooklyn just has a nice ring to it, named after a very proud borough

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Blue387 View Post
                      (In response to Honus Wagner Rules' question, "Are the baseball fans in Brooklyn more Yankees fans or Mets fans?")

                      The Yankees.

                      I feel lonely.
                      I agree that the Yankee fan base is bigger...but I don't feel lonely. I see a heck of a lot of Mets caps and shirts, at least in the neighborhood where I live and the others in which I spend most time.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Brooklyn View Post
                        There is no rule in how a team is named. You have teams named after states (Texas rangers), cities (Los Angeles dodgers), bodies of water (Tampa bay rays) and in other sports you have the giants and jets who are named after a city/state that they don't even play in, or the patriots who are named after a region. Brooklyn just has a nice ring to it, named after a very proud borough
                        Don't forget about teams that are named after two cities, one of which they play in, and one that they just like better (Angels).
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Mike D. View Post
                          Don't forget about teams that are named after two cities, one of which they play in, and one that they just like better (Angels).
                          Or the Golden State Warriors, who are named after a state's nickname.

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                          • #14
                            I think a third team could indeed be supported in the Greater New York area, but the only way I can envision it being successful and not stepping on too many toes would be if they were to be located in New Jersey.

                            The question, imho, is, can MLB support a 31st team. I would think any new team in the NYC area would have to be a relocated existing one.
                            Put it in the books.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Brooklyn View Post
                              Or the Golden State Warriors, who are named after a state's nickname.
                              Most likely the Warriors will be renamed the San Francisco Warriors when the team moves back to San Francisco in 2017.
                              Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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