Today, it was announced that Walter O’Malley was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. O’Malley had been with the Dodgers from 1940 to 1979, during which the Dodgers moved from being the perennial losers of the National League to one of the best teams in professional sports.
On the other hand, he also moved the Dodgers out of Brooklyn, and helped arrange for the Giants to do the same (imagine if Barry Bonds had been playing in New York instead the permissive confines of Balco Park or whatever its called. It doomed New Yorkers to the Yankees being an unchecked monopoly which remains to this day (yeah, I know, the Mets play there … somewhere … close to New York …..).
Since no Los Angeles Dodgers fans are likely to be in Cooperstown this July (they can’t even make a first pitch!), you can bet that there will be scads of oppressed Brooklynites there to protest his induction.