To me, the only real (semi) professional team Brooklyn has are the Cyclones, the Mets A ball minor league team. Playing in Coney Island with the amusement park in the distance, the Cyclones are pure Brooklyn; unpretentious, fun and a little scary (well, the boardwalk can be late at night if you walk down the wrong way), and while it's mostly future stars on the team, you'll occasionally see a player or two on rehab assignment...I remember seeing Moises Alou there circa 2006, just three years removed from his "Steve Bartman" meltdown while a member of the Cubs in 2003. Yeah, that Moises was on a lot of teams. Side note:You know that his dad and two uncles made up The Giants outfield briefly in the '60s? Yup. Felipe, Matty and Jesus. You think the "Nets" are gonna have cool facts like that. Of course not. They'll just regale us with pointless stories about which one of them is boinking a Kardasian sister.
Anyway, The Brooklyn Dodgers won their only World series title in 1955, and were referred to as "The boys of summer"...not to be confused with that terrible Don Henley song. Actually, did I even need to write the word "terrible" there? BTW, my sister interviewed Henley for her college paper back in the '90s, and unlike the Cyclones, HE was pretentious. Kept pronouncing literature as "literator". When you think about it, that's more ignorant than pretentious...where was I? Oh yes, their only championship in 1955... well they did actually win a lot of National league pennants, losing most of them to the evil empire, like a lot of National league teams. As for their old home, Ebbets field, it's now a housing project. In fact the only way anyone could tell that Jackie Robinson, Duke Snider, and Roy Campenella once played there, is a small plaque on the building itself.