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Angels Could Drop ‘Of Anaheim’ From Team Name
CBSLA.com) ^ | September 2, 2013 11:06 PM

Posted on 09/03/2013 7:14:45 AM PDT by BenLurkin

ANAHEIM (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim may soon drop the Orange County city from their official name.

The Anaheim City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on new plans to keep the Angels in the city for the coming decades, but dropping “of Anaheim” from the team’s name as part of the deal.

New negotiations could mean that the team would start paying the roughly $600,000 each year in upkeep for the stadium. The Angels could also make a multimillion dollar investment to completely renovate the stadium.

Under a new deal, the team could also develop land around the ballpark for profit.

“That wouldn’t bother me, but I don’t like the ‘Los Angeles’ in front,” said fan Nancy Bennett, who has attended more than 2,500 games at the stadium. “We’re in Anaheim.”

Dodgers fan Robert Cavazos agrees. “Their name right now doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, but I think Anaheim Angels would be the best name. That’s where they’re located.”


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Halos fan here, but a team playing in Disneyland's hometown calling themselves the "Los Angeles" Angels is...well...goofy.
1 posted on 09/03/2013 7:14:45 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

the should rename themselves, “the identity crisis angels of anahole”.


2 posted on 09/03/2013 7:18:31 AM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: BenLurkin

I agree. It’s goofy already, though, with their current name...IMO, they need to pick one of the other. Either LA Angels and Anaheim Angels (or back to California Angels). The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is one of the silliest names I recall.

I suppose if the New York Giants and NY Jets can play in New Jersey, the LA Angels can play in Anaheim, right??


3 posted on 09/03/2013 7:18:33 AM PDT by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: BenLurkin

I imagine it won’t be long before the atheists demand that they drop the “Angels” part too.


4 posted on 09/03/2013 7:18:49 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The time for impeachment has come.)
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To: ilgipper

I think it was Jay Leno who said that their cross-town rivals are the “Los Angeles Dodgers of Los Angeles”


5 posted on 09/03/2013 7:19:39 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin
Based on their lack of success this year, why tarnish Anaheim's good name with the Angels?

Orange county angels-still too close

How about Earth Angels?

Disgruntled fan.

6 posted on 09/03/2013 7:22:32 AM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: BenLurkin
Halos fan here, but a team playing in Disneyland's hometown calling themselves the "Los Angeles" Angels is...well...goofy.

I just want to know why they're not called "Disney's Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim."

7 posted on 09/03/2013 7:23:25 AM PDT by Alex Murphy (Just a common, ordinary, simple savior of America's destiny.)
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To: BenLurkin

Why is it that the world never remembered the name of Johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern- schplenden- schlitter- crasscrenbon- fried- digger- dingle- dangle- dongle- dungle- burstein- von- knacker- thrasher- apple- banger- horowitz- ticolensic- grander- knotty- spelltinkle- grandlich- grumblemeyer- spelterwasser- kurstlich- himbleeisen- bahnwagen- gutenabend- bitte- ein- nürnburger- bratwustle- gerspurten- mitz- weimache- luber- hundsfut- gumberaber- shönedanker- kalbsfleisch- mittler- aucher von Hautkopft of Anaheim?


8 posted on 09/03/2013 7:28:10 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: BenLurkin

The Pitcherless Angels of Anaheim has a certain ring to it.


9 posted on 09/03/2013 7:32:21 AM PDT by Yogafist
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To: BenLurkin
Lost Angeles Angels of Anaheim are not the only ones with a geography issue.
10 posted on 09/03/2013 7:45:37 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (0bama lied, Stevens died, now 0bama covers up the lies.)
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To: ilgipper

Exactly, New York Giants and New York Jets don’t play in that city. Neither do Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins. Maybe some others are like that too.

When the Los Angeles Rams moved to Anaheim years ago, they kept the Los Angeles Rams name, and nobody said anything about them not being Anaheim Rams.

It was a marketing thing for the team to change their name to Los Angeles Angels. They wanted to draw fans from all over Southern California, not just primarily Orange County.

The sports writers tend to call them Los Angeles Angels and don’t include the “of Anaheim” in sports reports when discussing the team.

Even though they are in a suburb of L.A. they are still L.A.’s American League team.


11 posted on 09/03/2013 8:13:20 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Why don’t they just change it to Los Angeles de Los Angeles.


12 posted on 09/03/2013 8:15:45 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BenLurkin
Maybe they would be better served by spending their time developing a pitching staff and not overpaying for free agents instead of worrying about their name...again.
13 posted on 09/03/2013 8:17:03 AM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: BenLurkin
Played As:
1961-1964 -> Los Angeles Angels
1965-1996 -> California Angels
1997-2004 -> Anaheim Angels
2005-Today-> Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

I prefer 'California Angels' myself.
14 posted on 09/03/2013 8:20:09 AM PDT by DigitalVideoDude (It's amazing what you can accomplish when you don't care who gets the credit. -Ronald Reagan)
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To: DigitalVideoDude

They can call themselves whatever they want, they’ll still suck.


15 posted on 09/03/2013 8:21:33 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BenLurkin

Maybe Los Angeles should just sell naming rights to the city to Microsoft or Toshiba and be done with it.


16 posted on 09/03/2013 8:34:44 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: dfwgator

“They can call themselves whatever they want, they’ll still suck.”

That’s true the last few years. I’ve been a fan since I was a kid in the ‘70s. I can’t help it.


17 posted on 09/03/2013 8:41:13 AM PDT by DigitalVideoDude (It's amazing what you can accomplish when you don't care who gets the credit. -Ronald Reagan)
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To: BenLurkin

The were the first MLB team in SoCal...

SoCal Angels?

Hey, they’re the hottest team in baseball right now, so Arte can do whatever he wants.


18 posted on 09/03/2013 8:47:21 AM PDT by rottndog ('Live Free Or Die' Ain't just words on a bumber sticker...or a tagline.)
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To: ilgipper

It was a marketing ploy by Moreno to try to get more L.A. residents to drive down and fill seats in his stadium. Ridiculous. I agree with the poster above the said they should use the “California Angels” moniker from back in the day.


19 posted on 09/03/2013 8:49:47 AM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( ))))
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Total branding.

The Fuddruckers Angels


20 posted on 09/03/2013 8:51:59 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Don't blame me for McCain.)
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To: BenLurkin
Adding “Los Angeles” to the team name was a ploy to get Westside, South Bay, and San Fernando Valley people to come to or watch Angel games. IMHO it doesn't work.
21 posted on 09/03/2013 8:57:03 AM PDT by chrisinoc
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To: rottndog
“The were the first MLB team in SoCal...

SoCal Angels?

Hey, they’re the hottest team in baseball right now, so Arte can do whatever he wants.”

You got the teams mixed up. The Dodgers were the first MLB team in southern CA and are the hottest team in baseball.

22 posted on 09/03/2013 9:41:07 AM PDT by chrisinoc
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To: dfwgator

The Real Housewives of O.C. Angels?


23 posted on 09/03/2013 9:46:04 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Dunno.

My name is John Jacob Jingleheimer Smith.


24 posted on 09/03/2013 10:27:42 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: oldbrowser

I always like Angel Baby.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xm3qnh1sck


25 posted on 09/03/2013 10:38:18 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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