Monday, March 21, 2005

"Anaheim" Being Expunged from Halo Vernacular

While looking up Darin Erstad's career statistics at I noticed that all stats from the "Anaheim" years are now referenced as "Los Angeles Angels". In fact, the only name change according to this stat sheet came after the '96 campaign when the "California Angels" became the "Los Angeles Angels".

Over at the Angels official web site,, it looks like they have backed off on their claim to not refer to themselves as the "Los Angeles Angels" (instead promoting themselves as just the "Angels". On the top-of-the-page banner it now proclaims in a very unassuming and small black typeface "THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE LOS ANGELES ANGELS OF ANAHEIM". Click over to any other page and the top banner changes a bit with "The A Team" logo on top but changed slightly with "The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim" just below it in small white typeface.

Slowly but surely the change-over is being made and the Angels would like you to forget the "Anaheim Angels" ever existed. Though that is not correct either, they want you to remember they were World Champions but that was the "Los Angeles Angels". They just forgot to change back then. Thankfully Uncle Arte is here to set it all right for us. If only they could make me forget the 1986 post-season.


Blogger Uncle Al said...

The only good thing about the 1986 post season is that the Red Sucks had the World Series all but won, then lost it in much the same manner that the Halos lost the AL championship series.

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