Giants in Queens, no wait … I mean Flushing: Common Misconceptions

The New York Metropolitans play in Flushing Meadows, which is kinda … Queens, a borough of New York. There are 5 boroughs. So our history is related to all this:

OK. so. Shea stadium was in Flushing. It neighbored Citi Field.

The Giants played at the Polo Grounds, which was in upper Manhattan – which is what made them NEW YORK.

Brooklyn, which is just south of Queens, is where the Dodgers played.

BOTH teams, the Giants and the Dodgers moved to the West Coast in the same year.


In 1958, the Giants moved from Manhattan to San Francisco, and the Dodgers moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles.

… which is why we believe we have a 132-year rivalry.

Now, the Mets, the Metropolitans, are a new New Queens, I mean Flushing, entity … which is another borough than Manhattan … so …

any baseball Giant fan, like Jaromir Jagr, who wishes the Giants still play in New York when we visit the Mets, when they play in Queens … is kind of a false-nostalgia person.

This is the whole point of the Manhattan being in SF and the Brooklyn being in LA.



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