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You're right - according to reports, the lease requires that the team "include" the name Anaheim, but does not require that they call themselves "Anaheim Angels."

Here's the clause - "Tenant will change the name of the Team to include the name 'Anaheim' therein, such change to be effective no later than the commencement of the 1997 Season."

Looks like the city screwed up when they negotiated the contract. Their loss.

TCR, how big do you want it?

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If the powers that be in Anaheim have any shred of intelligence and fiscal responsibility, they'll simply let this matter go. After all, how many people are really going to call the team the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim? My guess is it will be just about the same amount of people who refer to a certain NFL franchise as Bears Football Presented by Bank 1.

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My guess is it will be just about the same amount of people who refer to a certain NFL franchise as Bears Football Presented by Bank 1.

dangit yale....I had forgotten about that.

shame on the bears...

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I also believe that no one will refer to them as anything other than the "Los Angeles Angels", but one thing came to mind. No one thought that the name "Mighty Ducks of Anaheim" would stick, either. I was living in L.A. back when the Ducks came into existence, and one day I got into a pickup basketball game with a guy who was a sports editor with the L.A. Times...we talked about the Ducks' goofy (pun intended) name, and he predicted at the time that "after a season or two, we'll start seeing them referred to as the 'Anaheim Mighty Ducks'." You DO see that from time to time, but the proper name DID stick.

It's possible that this new name might catch on.

(The Los Angeles Angels, Formerly Known as the Angels of Anaheim)

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I was living in L.A. back when the Ducks came into existence, and one day I got into a pickup basketball game with a guy who was a sports editor with the L.A. Times...we talked about the Ducks' goofy (pun intended) name, and he predicted at the time that "after a season or two, we'll start seeing them referred to as the 'Anaheim Mighty Ducks'." You DO see that from time to time, but the proper name DID stick.

Unfortunately.

While I've gotten used to the Ducks backwards name, I'll always laugh about the player introductions from the 2003 or 2004 All-Star Game. Players were introduced grouped by team (all the Stars together, all the Bruins together, etc.) in alpha order by team name. Anaheim's players were introduced between Los Angeles' and Minnesota's.

So how long until ESPN.com and MLB.com switch the Angles over to "Los Angeles" instead of "Anaheim" in their menus?

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My guess is it will be just about the same amount of people who refer to a certain NFL franchise as Bears Football Presented by Bank 1.

I wonder what they will call the Chicago Bears Football Presented by Bank One. Now that the Chase Manhattan bought out Bank One? Chicago Bears Presented by Chase One Manhattan? Kind of like i'm waiting for the renaming of the greatest name in sports, Bank One Ballpark. Or better known as the "BOB".

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TCR, how big do you want it?

I guess whatever size it normally is? Like the same as the scripts on the main site? Just give me whatever you have, thank you very much, by the way. It really looks cool. Hey maybe for the LA Angels hats you had on there, the road hat could have a navy brim and a yellow bean. That might look cool.

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My guess is it will be just about the same amount of people who refer to a certain NFL franchise as Bears Football Presented by Bank 1.

I wonder what they will call the Chicago Bears Football Presented by Bank One. Now that the Chase Manhattan bought out Bank One? Chicago Bears Presented by Chase One Manhattan? Kind of like i'm waiting for the renaming of the greatest name in sports, Bank One Ballpark. Or better known as the "BOB".

Well "Chase Manhattan Ballpark" doesn't sound good for a Phoenix team, so it'll probably just be "Chase Field."

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My guess is it will be just about the same amount of people who refer to a certain NFL franchise as Bears Football Presented by Bank 1.

I wonder what they will call the Chicago Bears Football Presented by Bank One. Now that the Chase Manhattan bought out Bank One? Chicago Bears Presented by Chase One Manhattan? Kind of like i'm waiting for the renaming of the greatest name in sports, Bank One Ballpark. Or better known as the "BOB".

Well "Chase Manhattan Ballpark" doesn't sound good for a Phoenix team, so it'll probably just be "Chase Field."

How about The Pennant Chase Field?

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My guess is it will be just about the same amount of people who refer to a certain NFL franchise as Bears Football Presented by Bank 1.

I wonder what they will call the Chicago Bears Football Presented by Bank One. Now that the Chase Manhattan bought out Bank One? Chicago Bears Presented by Chase One Manhattan? Kind of like i'm waiting for the renaming of the greatest name in sports, Bank One Ballpark. Or better known as the "BOB".

Well "Chase Manhattan Ballpark" doesn't sound good for a Phoenix team, so it'll probably just be "Chase Field."

there's been rumors about naming it the Chase One Ballpark, and have the name "COB".

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My guess is it will be just about the same amount of people who refer to a certain NFL franchise as Bears Football Presented by Bank 1.

I wonder what they will call the Chicago Bears Football Presented by Bank One. Now that the Chase Manhattan bought out Bank One? Chicago Bears Presented by Chase One Manhattan? Kind of like i'm waiting for the renaming of the greatest name in sports, Bank One Ballpark. Or better known as the "BOB".

Well "Chase Manhattan Ballpark" doesn't sound good for a Phoenix team, so it'll probably just be "Chase Field."

there's been rumors about naming it the Chase One Ballpark, and have the name "COB".

Is the company officially Chase One now? If not it doesn't make a great deal of sense in the context of the name. Chase One Ballpark? Chase it where? And why not three or four?

Yeah guess who's been watching the Seinfeld DVDs

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My guess is it will be just about the same amount of people who refer to a certain NFL franchise as Bears Football Presented by Bank 1.

I wonder what they will call the Chicago Bears Football Presented by Bank One. Now that the Chase Manhattan bought out Bank One? Chicago Bears Presented by Chase One Manhattan? Kind of like i'm waiting for the renaming of the greatest name in sports, Bank One Ballpark. Or better known as the "BOB".

Well "Chase Manhattan Ballpark" doesn't sound good for a Phoenix team, so it'll probably just be "Chase Field."

there's been rumors about naming it the Chase One Ballpark, and have the name "COB".

Is the company officially Chase One now? If not it doesn't make a great deal of sense in the context of the name. Chase One Ballpark? Chase it where? And why not three or four?

Yeah guess who's been watching the Seinfeld DVDs

they are trying to keep it like it's predecessor, and keep some of it as Bank One meets Chase Manhattan. Trying to keep it original, like the BOB. But that is what my sources tell me. I mean tell me what is more original than calling a stadium the "COB"

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There was also the Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks

And as a citizen of Raleigh (though not when the team existed), I absolutely HATE this, and have adamantly refused to support any team that calls itself the "Raleigh-Durham" whatevers. Pick one. Make a decision, then stick with it.

I wasn't thrilled with the NHL team calling itself the "Carolina Hurricanes" when they came here, but I can live with it. As for the Angels? California Angels is fine. Los Angeles Angels is fine. Anaheim Angels is fine. But damnit, pick one and then stick to it.

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FIne, but I'm warning you, if there are streakers at games, they're going to say "I guess you could say this is Porn On The COB! Hah, hah" and there's not gonna be a damn thing you can do about it.

ah yes nothing like the run of the mill streaker

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From NFL.com's Tuesday Morning Quarterback:

The Anaheim Angels are now officially the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, though Anaheim is 26 miles from Los Angeles, according to MapQuest. (Actually, 26.18 miles, in the modern computer-based hyper-specificity that TMQ loves.) Surely many in California are already musing that Los Angeles means "the angels" in Spanish, so the team name is now the Angels Angels of Anaheim. Aha, but what does Anaheim mean? It is a concocted word built from the German heim, for home, and the Spanish word Ana from the Santa Ana River. So the team's new name means the Angels Angels of River Home. "Let's go Angels Angels of River Home!"

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