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Wednesday, January 12, 2005

No Laughing in Baseball

As you may already know, the baseball team based in Anaheim, California is now officially know as the Los Angeles Angeles of Anaheim. From the L.A. Times:
"It should come as no surprise that the new name, which many have pointed out means, literally, the Angels Angels, is the stuff of stand-up shtick."
Or, as the New York Times puts it:
"Sometimes an idea comes along that is so stupid, all you can do is stand back, give it some room, and stare."
The history of the Angels to date (quoted by the L.A. Times from the San Jose Mercury News):
"They were born as the Los Angeles Angels and played at Wrigley Field (no, not that one, the other one). Then they moved to Chavez Ravine, which was built for the Dodgers but wasn't quite Dodger Stadium yet. Then they became the California Angels and moved to Anaheim Stadium, which later became Edison International Field but is now Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Eight years ago they changed their name to the Anaheim Angels."

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