"New York Rangers" naming mystery (1926)

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Dec 3 19:45:08 UTC 2004

>I dunno--all I know is what I hear on NPR.

Looks like we're both right:

Los Angeles joined Anaheim in opposing Angel owner Arte Moreno's
proposal to change the name of his team to the Los Angeles Angels. In
a nonbinding resolution, council members decreed that "Los Angeles is
currently home to one and only one Major League Baseball team, and
that is the Los Angeles Dodgers."
Meanwhile, the team has offered a compromise to Anaheim, saying it
would change its name to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
City officials rejected that too, and reiterated that they will sue
the Angels for breach of contract if they remove the city's name from
the team.

But the main objection, as implied above, did come from the City of
Anaheim, based on the earlier economic concessions the city granted
to the team during the stadium rehab.  See
for much more detail (than you want to know).
(One web site suggests they rebrand themselves as the New York
Angels, while their home games continue to be played at Anaheim


>>>>  laurence.horn at YALE.EDU 12/02/04 07:21PM >>>
>>I heard the other day that the Anaheim Angels want to 'relocate' in
>>name only to Los Angeles.  LA doesn't want them to do that cuz the
>>Angles are in Anaheim.
>Is that true?  I was pretty sure it was Anaheim that didn't want them
>to rebrand themselves as the Los Angeles Angels, not Anaheim--they
>promised to become the Anaheim (instead of California) Angels a few
>years ago when the town helped pay for the renovations to the "Big A"
>(their stadium) and now, as I understand it, they want to renege
>because L.A. is sexier than Anaheim.
>>   So, there has been a proposal to name the team "The Los Angeles
>>Angels of Anaheim."
>  >Fritz

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