Cheney saw the same opportunity in a story coming out of New York and San Francisco, that he saw in that piece of lumber he molded into the "2 by 4". The New York Giants were moving to San Francisco. It was 1958 and it's hard to imagine how a lumber man could see an opportunity in this for his city of Tacoma. How could the Giants moving to San Francisco have any opportunity for Ben Cheney or his beloved city? Well that move wasn't as simple as just picking up a team and moving it to the Pacific Coast. It also involved displacing a beloved PCL team.