Our long national nightmare is finally over, the Angels are most likely going to drop the "of Anaheim" from the end of their name. I never thought I'd see this day.
Wait, actually I did. This was Arte Moreno's plan all along. He intentionally gave his team a stupid name just to satisfy a legal requirement knowing full well that he'd eventually negotiate his way out of that requirement so that he could name the team the Los Angeles Angels and make no mention of piddly ol' Anaheim at all. Despite this being an inevitability, this forthcoming change has many up in arms.
But before we tackle all the outrage, OUTRAGE I TELL YOU, let's take a moment and just realize that "Los Angeles of Anaheim" was a truly, horribly stupid name. Like, it was the absolute worst. Nobody liked it but Angels fans felt obligated to defend it. Once it is gone, we will no longer have to deal with tired corny jokes like "Los Angeles Angels of Disneyland" or "Los Angeles Angels of Suck." So very hilarious. The eradication of the "of Anaheim" era is something to rejoice, no matter how you feel about what the team's name should be. This is a win for everyone.
Now, as for that whole sticky Los Angeles or Anaheim situation, this is where it turns into a loss for everyone.no comments