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Fenway
02-10-2006, 12:27 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2325102

SANTA ANA, Calif. -- A jury ruled Thursday that the Angels did not breach a contract with the city of Anaheim when the baseball team changed its name.
Jurors rejected the city of Anaheim's argument that the baseball team violated a stadium lease and cost the city where it plays at least $100 million in revenue by changing the name last year from Anaheim Angels to the Los Angeles Angels (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/clubhouse?team=laa) of Anaheim. The jury, which deliberated about five hours, also found the team did not violate a state law requiring good faith and fair dealing.

TheOldRoman
02-10-2006, 01:35 AM
:rolleyes:
Only in California.

longshot7
02-10-2006, 02:05 AM
YAY!! Common sense prevails!

Kogs35
02-10-2006, 09:20 AM
saw on the news last night from la that they will prob appeal, so its not over yet.

palehozenychicty
02-10-2006, 02:48 PM
The Angels franchise needs to look in the mirror and ask, "Who am I?"

Chicken Dinner
02-10-2006, 03:15 PM
I think they should make them put LAAOA on their hat.

wdelaney72
02-14-2006, 12:02 PM
YAY!! Common sense prevails!

Actually, the opposite occurred. The city of Anaheim is getting screwed in this whole mess. Naming a team "The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim" is a no way any kind of example of common sense. The Angels are enjoying the benefits of a renovated stadium paid for by Anaheim taxpayers. In no way shape or form did the city or county of Los Angeles bear any of this expense.

itsnotrequired
02-14-2006, 12:28 PM
mlbradio.com had an Anaheim city official on yesterday talking about this very issue. He made some interesting points and made me look at the whole issue from a different view. Check it out.

http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/radio/index.jsp

soxfanatlanta
02-16-2006, 08:26 AM
mlbradio.com had an Anaheim city official on yesterday talking about this very issue. He made some interesting points and made me look at the whole issue from a different view. Check it out.

http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/radio/index.jsp

He did indeed make some good points about the city of Anaheim's brand recognition; I agree that it it was diminished. Changing the name was also a small slap in the face: they should change it back just on principle alone.

However, did it really cost the city 100 million dollars last year? I find that hard to believe, and even harder to prove.

Hitmen77
02-16-2006, 10:29 AM
You know, every time I see "LAAOA", I keep thinking someone is writing LMOA. So, should they be the LMOA Angels?