What’s up with Brooklyn lately? First it was the NBA’s Nets, relocating from the Meadowlands area to move into the Barclay Center. Now it’s the NHL’s Islanders abandoning Uniondale, Long Island when their lease expires in a couple of years; they’ll also play in the BC.
There have already been a number of nostalgic articles about the Borough of Kings and its sports link. Here’s another from a Jewish perspective by Mendel Horowitz, a rabbi and family therapist in Jerusalem. I strongly recommend listening to the link for Rabbi Nota Schiller’s audio of his lecture, “The Jewish Metaphysics of Baseball,” in which he claims, according to Horowitz, “that uniform infields correspond to the uncompromising Written Law and dissimilar outfields to the plasticity of tradition. Schiller also shares my impression that baseball is alone in determining triumph by returning home, an achievement that has defined Jewry for millennia.”