My favorite name, for the San Diego Union-Tribune... "Brea Angels of Orange"!
The Anaheim Angels might yet take the field this season. The California Court of Appeal on Tuesday ordered the team to show why its name change should not be blocked, raising the possibility that the Los Angeles name could be stripped from the Angels on the verge of the season opener.
Such a decision, just as national media outlets have started referring to the Los Angeles Angels, could spark another wave of ridicule about the team's identity, force the team to abandon its chosen name and wreck its business strategy, at least for the 2004 season.
"I'm pleased the court has acted with incredible speed," Anaheim co-counsel Andy Guilford said. "I'm hopeful we'll get a ruling from the Court of Appeal before opening day — hopefully before the Freeway Series so we don't see Los Angeles vs. Los Angeles in Anaheim's stadium."