So the Angels have decided to change their name to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. A lot of Angel fans from Orange County are up in arms declaring "We are not part of Los Angeles!". I say get over yourself.
Now I'm not an Orange County resident so I will say that I don't fully understand the situation nor can I appreciate what it is to be part of the O.C. That being said I can understand why the owner of the Angels, Arte Moreno, is doing what he is. There really is no name recognition for the city of Anaheim. Nobody else outside of California knows where Anaheim is. He can potentially increase his fan base by making this move. Does it matter to me that they don't really play in Los Angeles? Not particularly. What about these sports teams?
Auburn Hills Pisotons (Detroit Pistons)
East Rutherford Giants (New York Giants)
Arlington Rangers (Texas Rangers)
The list goes on and on. Yes, I agree that O.C. is not part of L.A. in the traditional sense but it really is in terms of the metorpolitan area. I guess I just can't understand why someone from O.C. hates being identified with the L.A. area. What a bunch of snobs :)
My favorite suggestion was to rename the Dodgers:
The Western United States, Except for San Francisco, Dodgers at Los Angeles.