California. Bunch of carpetbaggers. Not good enough you stole the Dodgers; had to to steal the A’s from Philly, too? You couldn’t just be happy with the PCL? Sorry; I will never accept baseball west of St. Louis as legitimate Major League baseball.
But the Giants got replaced by the Mets. To this day, my grandmother — now 89 years old — gets weepy talking about O’Malley ripping her heart out, and it still gets me angry just thinking about the existence of the Los Angeles Dodgers.