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Old 07 Apr 2005, 09:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, this might sound like a stupid question, but what city name are the Angels using this season?

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L.A Angels of Anaheim?


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Old 07 Apr 2005, 09:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The official name is the Los Angeles Angles of Anahiem. The name is dumb because one, Anaheim is in Orange County (compared to Los Angeles county) and secondly, when the LA Rams played in the old Anahiem Stadium, they were called the LA Rams.

Owner Arte Moreno thought this was a good idea to win the LA metro fan base, but the Dodgers will always have the stranglehold on that.
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I think it's the LA Angels of Anaheim
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Oh ok. I just remember reading awhile back that the city of LA was trying to block the Angels from using the name LA in their name....or something like that. I guess it never worked then.
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Yeah, it's pretty lame. I only noticed it because the Giants have been playing the Dodgers and the scoreboard says LAD. I was like WTF? Did the Angles change where they're from?

I'm pretty sure they were the California Angles and Aneheim Angels at one point as well, but I could be wrong.
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I think that they were trying to do 2 things at once. First, they were trying to make everyone outside of CA think that LA has two teams...well, they do...The Dodgers and the Lakers and there isn't room for any more in LA if ya ask me. Second, they were trying to bite off Al Davis' title for himself as owner of the Raiders. You know, Al Davis...President to the General Partner.

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Al Davis is alive?!?! That's news to me, lol.

I wonder what the people of Anahiem think of this move. Me personally it would like calling the Dayton Dragons the Cincinnati Dragons because Dayton is only an hour away from Cincinnati (the same distance between Anahiem and LA).
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Great job, owners. Change your team's name to a name which doesn't make any sense whatsoever, just to try and get more fans. Why don't you go all the way and change it to "The New York City Angels of Anaheim"?

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I have a cool idea. Tee hee. Let's just move the Dodgers back to Brooklyn (where they should be). Granted 3 teams to one city may be a little much. So, we move the Mets (since nobody cares about them) to Las Vegas. There, problems solved.
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To be honest, I just really think (for some twisted reason) that there should be a Vegas team. The Mets seemed like descent cantidates at the time I posted that.
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Mets are too established in New York for that to EVER happen.

Only team I could see moving is the Marlins, if the stadium deal never goes through. Everyone else seems pretty stable to me.
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Vegas likes every team at one point...I think if Vegas gets a Baseball team, they should be the Vegas Petes or the Vegas Roses or the Vegas Hustlers...they should be named after Pete Rose in one way or another. Then MLB can welcome Pete back to be their manager. Steroids should be made legal and players can shoot anabol into their ass in the dugout while helping Petey make picks on his seven team teaser.

On second thought, maybe a franchise in Vegas is a bad idea. Besides, there's no way The Mets would move, unless you want to see the city of Queens set itself on fire or something.

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^Montreal Expos moved from Montreal to Washington(Nationals), but there was talks about moving the team in Vegas rather than Washington. I think Nashville was also a possibility.
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