The San Francisco Giants merit kudos for one thing at least: their ball park was entirely financed by private borrowing. In one fashion or another, almost every other major league professional sports team has their hand in the public till, thus indirectly transferring wealth from the taxpayers to team owners and players.
100% correct. The rest of MLB owners hate the Giants because they did not accept one dime of public funding (SF stupidvisors would be outraged if someone took a dollar away from the homeless people).
One of the biggest crimes of the century is taking money from the working stiffs (via taxation) and transferring it to the benefit of wealthy team owners and players. NFL,NBA,MLB and Hockey are highly profitable enterprises, they can afford to build their own stadiums and sell tickets to pay for them.