The current name of the MLB team, the Angels, located in Anaheim, California. What many don't seem to realize is that the Angels were originally the "Los Angeles Angels" when they formed in 1961, as they played in Los Angeles. Since their move in 1967 to their new home in Anaheim, the Angels have undergone many name changes, from the "California Angels" (1965-1996) to the "Anaheim Angels" (1997-2004) and now the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005-present). The revert to the "Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim" was a marketing strategy by new club owner Arte Moreno, who changed the team name back to their original identity, in effort to advertise the team to all of Southern California. His marketing strategy has worked, as the value of the team has nearly quintupled since he purchased it. Furthermore, he has worked out a major syndication deal with Fox Sports that has allowed him to support one of the largest payrolls in all of baseball. Most fans have long-since adapted to the new name, and most of the trashtalk lingering is coming from the Dodgers fans envious of their superior cross-town rivals, while they are forced to sit in squalor in a sespit that houses their team. They joke about the Angels wishing they were in L.A, but neglect to admit that the Angels have a larger payroll, and more fans in attendance than any Dodger game - they also are too embarrassed to admit that the only famous athelete on their team is the owner, Magic Johnson.
Angel fan: "Hey, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are playing tonight!"
Dodger fan: "Who are they?"
Angel fan: "You know, the team that swept your team last week."
Dodger fan: "Oh yeah."
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