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Angels working to stay in Anaheim without clumsy tag

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08:41 AM ET 08.31 | The Anaheim City Council is expected to vote Tuesday to enter lease negotiations with the Angels that could keep the team in the city through 2057 but enable the team to drop the clumsy "of Anaheim" suffix from its name. Under the proposed deal, the Angels -- and not the city -- would pay for a major renovation of Angel Stadium. In return, Angels owner Arte Moreno would rent land surrounding the stadium for $1 per year and secure development rights to that land for at least 66 years. The Angels can opt out of their stadium lease in 2016. The vote Tuesday would extend that opt-out window through 2019, giving the team and the city additional time to negotiate a complex deal. The two sides already have agreed that the Angels will have sole control over the team name, according to a memorandum posted on the city's website. In 2005, Moreno changed the team name to "Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim," in order to satisfy a lease provision requiring the name to "include the name Anaheim therein." The city sued Moreno and lost. Under the new deal, Moreno could simply call his team the Los Angeles Angels.

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August 31, 2013  09:02 AM ET

Anaheim is an armpit.

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August 31, 2013  10:55 AM ET

California is an armpit.

August 31, 2013  11:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

California is an armpit.

So jealous.

August 31, 2013  11:44 AM ET

Our politicians are armpits, but youre not gonna find a better state (climate wise, or activity wise) to live in than california.

August 31, 2013  11:53 AM ET

I seem to have started an 'armpit' theme.

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August 31, 2013  12:48 PM ET

Changing the team to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim" was a d*ck move.

August 31, 2013  04:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Anaheim is an armpit.

That would make Chicago an absolute sh*thole I guess

August 31, 2013  04:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Changing the team to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim" was a d*ck move.

Agree. They need to go back to the California Angels that they were for many years

August 31, 2013  05:40 PM ET

I am glad to hear that the angels are going to pay for renovations and not the tax payers

 
September 1, 2013  04:14 PM ET

What's wrong with "California Angels?" Moreno is an ****.

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