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While there are somesilly nicknames in sports such as Utah Jazz Authentic Joe DiMaggio Jersey , Los Angeles Lakers, andCharlotte Bobcats (named not for the cat but the owner Bob Johnson). The worst nickname in sports has to LOS ANGELES ANGELS OF ANAHEIM. There are many reasons this name is hideously bad but lets start withthese three
1. The team is neither in Los Angeles City orCounty and it is a huge county. 2. Of Anaheim was a trade off tothe city 3. The translation of Los Angeles Angels is the AngelAngels
There are many waysthey could have improved the name like my favorite Authentic Kenny Lofton Jersey , going back to theoriginal name when they moved to Anaheim many years ago ---California Angels
The Anaheim CityCouncil is expected to vote Tuesday to enter lease negotiations withthe Angelsthat could keep the team in the city through 2057 but enable the teamto drop the clumsy "of Anaheim" suffix from its name.
The two sidesalready have agreed that the Angels will have sole control over theteam name, according to a memorandum posted on the city's website.
In 2005 Authentic Albert Almora Jr Jersey , Morenochanged the team name to "Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim,"in order to satisfy a lease provision requiring the name to "includethe name Anaheim therein." The city sued Moreno and lost.
Under the new deal Authentic Glenn Robinson Jersey ,Moreno could simply call his team the Los Angeles Angels.
source: BillShaikin in the L.A. Times
I wonder why theAngels and the Anaheim City Council have no desire to separatethemselves from a metropolis that considers Orange County assophisticated as a cowboy who shows up to dinner in his work boots. Even the Orange County Angels would have been better though maybe thecounty better look at a name change since Orange trees are going theway of the Dodo bird.
Apparently a $200 million renovationof Angels Stadium is coming. This might all have a happy ending ifthe renovation includes the removal of the silly fake boulders andwaterfall from beyond the left-field wall. There is enough fantasygoing on next door at Disneyland, please restore Angels stadium to abaseball park we can be proud of. 聽
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