From the California Angels to the Anaheim Angels, the other team Major League Baseball team with Los Angeles-ish ties (I’d say Sothern California but don’t want to upset San Diego Padres fans) has gone through a handful of name changes in recent years.
Most recently, owner Arte Moreno (who apparently has more money than one can count) had their name changed again, this time to reflect the addition of ‘Los Angeles’.
So technically, they’re to be called the ‘Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim’. Of course, nobody does that. They’re either referred to as the Los Angeles Angels or the Anaheim Angels, but Moreno, despite playing in Orange County is tired of the whole ‘Anaheim’ thing and wants it dropped from the team name.
Per the Los Angeles Times:
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.