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It's just a way to regionalize the team to a broader market.

It also paves the way for the new ownership group to meet with Orange County communities other than Fullerton to discuss the possibility of building the team a ballpark of it's own. In a recent radio interview on AM 570 KLAC in Los Angeles, part-owner James Denton mentioned that the team was exploring just such an option.

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This change works. Not only do they broaden the fan base, but they manage to work to get out of the shadow of powerhouse Cal State Fullerton.

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not a big deal in my mind.....Fullerton is a city in the OC. It's just a way to regionalize the team to a broader market.

Were this the major leagues, I would have a big problem with that. I don't like transparent attempts to pander to a larger audience, as though nobody would follow a team that doesn't specifically refer to their ZIP code.

But in the minors, this is okay with me. There's a different aesthetic at work.

Besides, I like the wordmark. :D

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not a big deal in my mind.....Fullerton is a city in the OC. It's just a way to regionalize the team to a broader market.

Were this the major leagues, I would have a big problem with that. I don't like transparent attempts to pander to a larger audience, as though nobody would follow a team that doesn't specifically refer to their ZIP code.

Surely, you meant to say that you'd have a big problem with it unless the pandering in question was being done by the owner of a certain Anaheim-based Major League Baseball team... who transparently sought to have his franchise identified with the larger municipality and county named Los Angeles... as though nobody would follow a team - or, more importantly, pay increased broadcast rights fees for said team- that didn't specifically reference the LA ZIP code. Right?

In other words, transparent pandering on the part of major league franchises is perfectly fine with you so long as the team in question is chasing the almighty dollar.

;):P

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And Costa Mesa has a ballpark where? Costa Mesa High School (Go Stangs!)? Oh wait that would suit them just fine for the what, 6 fans that show up! :D

Accually I was speaking in jest more than anything, but Orange Coast College does have a fairly new baseball stadium, and the majority of teams in the GBL, including the Reno SilverSox, play at college stadiums just fine.

By the way, CMHS kids are a bunch of b*tches.

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No double standard. Major league teams should be named for their city. If they play in a suburb of a larger city, they should be named for the larger city (Detroit Pistons, New York Jets and Giants, Dallas Cowboys, etc).

If I wanted them to change to the California Angels, that would be a double standard. My position remains consistent.

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