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September 4, 2013 | By Karin Klein
Arte Moreno now has permission from the city of Anaheim to stop it already with the weirdest team name in all of baseballdom: the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He can call the team whatever he wants. Moreno has been frankly embarrassing the Orange County city since 2005 with the trick he pulled on his agreement with the city. The accord said that the word "Anaheim" had to be in the team's name. And so it was. Just relegated to the tail end, where, over time, it was often forgotten, which was obviously part of the plan.
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April 3, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
Is Clayton Kershaw the most popular pitcher in Major League Baseball? By one measure, yes. The Dodgers ace and defending National League Cy Young winner led all pitchers in jersey sales during the off-season, based on sales from MLB's online shop. David Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia of the World Series champion Boston Red Sox led the rankings, released Thursday by the league. Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees ranked third, followed by Yadier Molina of the St. Louis Cardinals. Kershaw ranked fifth.
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SPORTS
August 30, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
The Anaheim City Council is expected to vote Tuesday to enter lease negotiations with the Angels that could keep the team in the city through 2057 but enable the team to drop the clumsy "of Anaheim" suffix from its name. Under the proposed deal, the Angels -- and not the city -- would pay for a major renovation of Angel Stadium. In return, Angels owner Arte Moreno would rent land surrounding the stadium for $1 per year and secure development rights to that land for at least 66 years.
SPORTS
January 31, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
This is how it works in that Asgardian realm where major sports franchises reside: Alternate = money. Hey, rainbow bridges aren't cheap. So the Dodgers have announced they will sometimes wear alternate road jerseys that have “Dodgers” in script across their chests. Sometimes, they'll go with “Los Angeles.” Ugh, I'm old school on this one, preferring the Dodgers -- and every other major league team -- proudly wear the name of their home city on road jerseys. Maybe they're concerned people will mistake them for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
OPINION
January 6, 2005
Perhaps the power of a prepositional phrase could have vaulted "New Coke of the Coca-Cola Co." to commercial success. We're kidding. We hope the Angels are too. Let this one roll off your tongue for a while -- the Los Angeles Angels ... of Anaheim. Team officials hope the new moniker will attract more national attention, more TV revenue and more corporate sponsorships by claiming a larger slice of the Los Angeles media market's 16 million people.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 2004 | Lonnie White, Times Staff Writer
Leon "Daddy Wags" Wagner, an original member of the Los Angeles Angels who held the franchise home run record for 16 years, has died. He was 69. Wagner died Sunday at his Los Angeles home of natural causes. Known for his easygoing approach to baseball and unique sense of humor, Wagner was an excellent hitter who played three seasons for the Angels, starting with their first season as an expansion team in 1961. Wagner, a native of Chattanooga, Tenn.
SPORTS
June 28, 2005 | Dave McKibben, Times Staff Writer
In another defeat for the city of Anaheim, a state appeals court ruled Monday that the Angels can call themselves the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for the rest of the season. The 4th District Court of Appeal rejected the city's bid for an injunction that would have blocked the Angels from continuing to use the Los Angeles designation.
SPORTS
January 4, 2005 | Bill Shaikin, Times Staff Writer
Exactly where in Anaheim is Los Angeles? In a quest for dollars, and at the edge of geographic absurdity, the Anaheim Angels -- formerly known as the California Angels and Los Angeles Angels -- said Monday they would now call themselves the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
SPORTS
November 10, 2004 | Bill Shaikin, Times Staff Writer
The Anaheim City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to sue the Angels immediately if they change their name to the Los Angeles Angels and to consider suing them even if they do not. City officials, concerned that a lawsuit against their baseball team would make the NFL skittish about awarding a football team to Anaheim, extended reassurances to the NFL on Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
Angels owner Arte Moreno has emphasized to city officials that he has the means and willingness to move the baseball team out of Anaheim. A city consultant told city council members Tuesday that Moreno could move the Angels to Irvine, Irwindale or “at least half a dozen potential sites” in downtown Los Angeles. The warning came as council members voted to allow the Angels to opt out of their current stadium lease as late as 2019, rather than the current date of 2016. "The owner of the Angels has made clear in our discussions he has the resources and willingness to build his own stadium," said city consultant Charles Black, president of CB Urban Development in San Diego.
NEWS
January 16, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Veteran infielder John McDonald, 39, has agreed to a minor league deal with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim that includes an invitation to spring training, the team confirmed on Thursday. The well-traveled defensive standout, who has played for eight major league clubs in 15 years, will compete with Andrew Romine for the utility infield job. He will earn $850,000 in base salary plus incentives if he makes the team. McDonald has never been a big offensive threat -- he has a .235 career average with a .274 on-base percentage, .327 slugging percentage, 28 home runs and 205 runs batted in and hit just .111 in 51 major league games for four different teams in 2013.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 2013 | By Paloma Esquivel
The Anaheim City Council on Monday voted to weaken the mayor's agenda-setting powers but stepped back from a proposed resolution that would have forced him to get the support of at least one additional council member to put items on the agenda. The proposed change was touted by its backer as a way to streamline council operations but was seen by some observers as a rebuke to Mayor Tom Tait for taking positions that are at odds with the council majority. Since his election three years ago, Tait has cast the lone dissenting vote in several controversial decisions and has used his agenda-setting power to place some of those issues on the agenda for public discussion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 2013 | By Paloma Esquivel
When Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait was elected nearly three years ago, he was the easy favorite. The Republican had the support of the city's longtime outgoing mayor and its business community. He ran on a ticket alongside two winning council candidates. Tait was well poised to wield power. Three years later, Tait's positions on controversial issues have so angered former allies that he has become a lone wolf, constantly at odds with the rest of the City Council. Last year, the council voted to slash his staff budget.
SPORTS
September 6, 2013
After reading about Arte "I have the means to move the team elsewhere" Moreno and the lease negotiations with the city of Anaheim, it sure makes me glad I'm a Dodgers fan. It would seem the one angle Mr. Moreno has forgotten about is the fans. You know, the ones who give him 3-million-plus attendance every year, while all they've gotten from him is a lousy, overpriced team and lower beer prices 10 years ago. There once was a time he was an owner to be admired, but now at least when it comes to Angel Red, maybe we are seeing his true colors.
NEWS
September 4, 2013 | By Karin Klein
Arte Moreno now has permission from the city of Anaheim to stop it already with the weirdest team name in all of baseballdom: the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He can call the team whatever he wants. Moreno has been frankly embarrassing the Orange County city since 2005 with the trick he pulled on his agreement with the city. The accord said that the word "Anaheim" had to be in the team's name. And so it was. Just relegated to the tail end, where, over time, it was often forgotten, which was obviously part of the plan.
SPORTS
September 4, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
The mayor of Anaheim came away from Tuesday night's city council meeting convinced that Angels owner Arte Moreno is looking to leave the city the team has called home since 1966. But Angels President John Carpino said the team would use a three-year extension on the opt-out of its current stadium lease to explore ways to remain in Anaheim, not bolt. "Based on the city council's actions, we're hopeful a deal can be made and we can stay in Anaheim for many years to come," Carpino said before the Angels' 3-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night.
SPORTS
January 31, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
This is how it works in that Asgardian realm where major sports franchises reside: Alternate = money. Hey, rainbow bridges aren't cheap. So the Dodgers have announced they will sometimes wear alternate road jerseys that have “Dodgers” in script across their chests. Sometimes, they'll go with “Los Angeles.” Ugh, I'm old school on this one, preferring the Dodgers -- and every other major league team -- proudly wear the name of their home city on road jerseys. Maybe they're concerned people will mistake them for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
Angels owner Arte Moreno has emphasized to city officials that he has the means and willingness to move the baseball team out of Anaheim. A city consultant told city council members Tuesday that Moreno could move the Angels to Irvine, Irwindale or “at least half a dozen potential sites” in downtown Los Angeles. The warning came as council members voted to allow the Angels to opt out of their current stadium lease as late as 2019, rather than the current date of 2016. "The owner of the Angels has made clear in our discussions he has the resources and willingness to build his own stadium," said city consultant Charles Black, president of CB Urban Development in San Diego.
SPORTS
September 3, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
As the Anaheim City Council voted Tuesday to enter formal lease negotiations with the Angels, a consultant representing the city said owner Arte Moreno has emphasized he has the means to move the team elsewhere. By a 4-1 vote, with Mayor Tom Tait in opposition, the City Council voted to allow the Angels to opt out of their current stadium lease as late as 2019, rather than the current date of 2016. "The owner of the Angels has made clear in our discussions he has the resources and willingness to build his own stadium," said city consultant Charles Black, president of CB Urban Development in San Diego.
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