San Francisco Giants
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The San Francisco Giants are the orange-and-black evil empire of San Francisco, and New York before that. Their historical rivals are the Los Angeles Dodgers, and their geographical rivals are the Oakland Athletics.
Evil as they may be, the San Francisco Giants hold, in one respect, the ultimate futility record: They are the team that has existed longest in its current city without ever having won a World Series there.
In their previous incarnation as the New York Giants, the team won seventeen pennants in 73 years, sparking a generation of national enmity toward their pugnacious leader John McGraw. Before the Yankees took the pitchfork, the New York Giants were the Evil Empire indeed.
In 2005, thanks to the design of general manager Brian Sabean, the Giants were expected to be the oldest team of all time. In April of that year, it caught up with them, as 40-year-old Barry Bonds and 38-year-old Moises Alou (and their $29 million in combined salary) ended up on the disabled list.