January 03, 2005

Oh, This Is Just Stupid

Angels Add Los Angeles to Name, Sparking Fight with Anaheim

Originally they were the Los Angeles Angels. When I was growing up it was the California Angels. In 1997 it changed to the Anaheim Angels. Now the owner wants to change the name again, to (are you ready?)

"The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim"

How stupid can you get??? Part of the contract with the city of Anaheim was that the team would be called the Anaheim Angels. They have been embroiled in a lawsuit because the owner changed the name. I suppose he thinks this Los Angeles thing is a compromise, but I think it's totally dumb.

It sounds like some kind of monastery or convent. The good sisters of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim sect.

Posted by Shelby at January 3, 2005 09:18 PM

When I heard about this on the evening news last night, I had to laugh at just how ridiculous it is.

Let's take, for instance, "The Detroit Pistons of Auburn Hills."

If it were just to acknowledge the true location of the team, as well as the city in which it plays, it would be a little less silly. However, it smells of a marketing ploy - Los Angeles probably has more name recognition than Anaheim.

As if a city name change would entice people to see the team...

Posted by: Erik at January 4, 2005 05:00 AM

I guess The OC just can't have their own little dominion?

I think the name sounds more like a homeless shelter or drug rehab center.

Posted by: Katrina at January 4, 2005 12:00 PM

There should be a rule against names that contain prepositional phrases.

Posted by: garrison at January 5, 2005 07:31 AM
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